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Plant Lifecycle

The plant lifecycle describes the general stages in the development of flowering plants.
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1. Flowering plants grow from seeds. Seeds contain a tiny, dormant embryo plant, together with stored food reserves. The seed is surrounded by a tough coat which protects it.

In Britain, seeds vary in size from the size of a grain of salt (Heather, Foxglove) to a large marble (Horse Chestnut). Acorns (right) are somewhere in between. The bigger the seed, the more food reserves it contains.

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