LEAF LINGO

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Growing -

A true leaf is the first proper fo­liage leaf of a plant fol­low­ing the em­bry­onic seed leaf or cotyle­don. When a seedling sprouts, the first leaves to emerge are the cotyle­don, which of­ten look like a four-leaf clover. The next leaf to emerge will look quite dif­fer­ent and will be the first true leaf.

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