There are three main stages in the life cycle of flowering plants, – the seed, seedling and adult plant. Adult plants are capable of bearing flowers which are the structures that allow the plant to reproduce!
Germination is the process of a seed growing to become a seedling. Can you recall the conditions needed for seeds to germinate?
The process of germination
This time lapse video was taken over 10 days, showing how a seed germinates over time. Observe when the various parts of the seedling, such as the root and shoot, emerge as the seed germinates into a seedling!