When does plant stop using nutrients from seed leaves?


by dibilo
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dibilo
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Dec5-13, 03:46 AM
P: 43
Do plants stop making use of nutrients in seed leaves once it develop its first leaves and leave them to die?

Thanks in advance.
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manifespo
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Dec5-13, 09:36 PM
P: 8
Depends on the specific plant. Often in dicots like mammoth sunflower sprouts the two cotyledons (seed leaves) are used up and soon fall off, as the stem outgrows their width. I bet there exists a plant who keeps its seed leaves though.


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