Plant Growth Stages – How Plants Grow

Vegetable growth stages mirror other living things with a beginning, reproductive, and stopping stage, except some plant life have an additional figé stage. The conditions for these stages are: Vegetative, Reproductive, Senescence, and Dormancy. plant growth

Starting with the seeds, a plant seed is similar to a fertilized egg. It contains a food store for the new plant life, and a protective outer covering. In the first level of plant growth, the Vegetative stage, the plant absorbs moisture and nutrition from the inner grocery inside the seed. If perhaps the plant has assimilated the seed foods and starts growing the origin stem, and shoot that becomes leaves, it permeates the seed’s protective wall membrane and commences growth. The root grows into the warm moist earth, while the shoot rises up wards towards the sunlight and hot air. Upon emergence, leaves unfold and the origins always grow and pass on. This continues until the plant seedling is completely developed with intensive origins, root hairs and leaves. The roots and leaves absorb moisture and nutrition from soil, water, and air. 

Another of the plant growth stages would be a Reproductive level. At this time, when the plant has matured, it will produce a flower that has either female or male parts, or both. The flower contains pollen, which is then transmitted to the egg part of the flower and a change into new seeds, or pods that contains seeds, commences to expand to maturity. The pollination can occur by making use of wind flow, vibrations, insects like bees, and animals. Or, humans can artificially breed and cross breed plants through pollination efforts or splicing branches to other vegetation. The benefit to pollination of seeds is that gene diversity can take place, which may help your survival.

A third growth level occurs after new plant seeds or pods have recently been produced and spread to make new plant life. This may be Senescence, or old age in plants. This kind of can be seen in the fall as the leaves on certain perishable trees change color before dropping off. Plants show deterioration similar to other organisms in old time, such as damage from free radicals and telomere shortening.

Another growth level that is different than Senescence is the Dormancy stage. In Dormancy, the plant adopts an express of hibernation, letting it survive powerful winter weather and revive in the springtime with new expansion, without going through a seed stage. This is easily seen in trees and shrubs, that drop leaves in the fall, and the sap runs up, then this tree remains in a dormant stage until new buds come out in the warmer spring weather, to operate the complete cycle season after year before the tree eventually dies. Dormancy can give plants an edge because they can build on prior year’s growth rather than starting over from seed. Thus giving them a competitive edge in competition for sunlight and soil, as they are bigger.

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