Seed Structure

Planting of seeds is the principal means of establishing a new stand of most perennial grasses. Upon germination, seeds give rise to seedlings (new plants) that develop roots, emerge through soil, and form the vegetative canopy. There are different structures within the seed which play different roles, such as providing initial nutrition for the developing plant, developing into roots and shoots, and providing protection for those new roots and shoots. The activity linked here provides an interactive way to learn these structures and some of their functions. Alternatively, you can watch the video of the interactive activity below if it is not displaying properly for you.

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