This arum, for example, grows first from a small hard seed with a single lobe or seed-leaf.
I bought what was called a seed-leaf cigar with a Connecticut wrapper.
The term monocotyledon is applied to these plants because the embryo has only one cotyledon or seed-leaf.
Endogens, which have one seed-leaf, such as bamboos, Fig. 1.
One precaution is to insure a quick germination of the seed and strong growth of the plant in its seed-leaf stage.
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