On germination a seed first produces


On germination a seed first produces shoot with leaves, flowers appear later,

a. Why do you think this happens?

b. How is this advantageous to the plant?


a. This means that the plant enters the vegetative growth phase. A flowering hormone called florigen is synthesized during this phase.

b. The vegetative phase prepares the plants for the reproductive phase so that it can bear structures like fruits and seeds.

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