The outer covering of a seed is called the seed
coat. Seed coats help protect the embryo from injury
and also from drying out. Seed coats can be thin and soft
as in beans or thick and hard as in locust or coconut seeds.
a temporary food supply, is packed around the embryo in
the form of special leaves called cotyledons
or seed leaves. These generally are the first parts visible
when the seed germinates.
Plants are classified based upon the number of seed leaves
(cotyledons) in the seed. Plants such as grasses can be
containing one cotyledon. Dicots
are plants that have two cotyledons.
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