Seed Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Sarasota, FL
Question by froe
February 23, 2000
What are true leaves on seedlings?

Answer from NGA
February 23, 2000


The first set of leaves to develop on a seedling are cotyledons or "seed leaves". The second set of leaves that develops are called "true" leaves. So, the second set of leaves are the first set of true leaves on a seedling.

Hope this clarifies things!

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