Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How Do Plants Grow - The Biology of Plant Life

"How Do Plants Grow - The Biology of Plant Life"," There are over 350,000 species of plants, above ground and underwater plants.
 Their will to survive and propagate is intense!

Plants include flowers, trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, moss, vines, herbs, seaweed, and green algae.
 They depend on Nature for survival, and the contents of other living and natural things.
 Some pine trees only release their seeds after a big fire; they need the heat to open the cones and seeds.
 In hydroponic growing, plants are grown in just water instead of soil, and you can see the root growth.

To answer the question of how do plants grow, you must look at propagation.
 Others will send out runners and tubers, or create corms, bulbs, suckers, and adventitious buds to propagate new plants through the soil to new locations.

Plants that have seeds create little packages (seeds) that contain a food store and a baby plant embryo, similar to a fertilized egg, and there is a protective seed coat over the seed.
 The flower contains male and/or female parts that create an ovum ready for fertilization.

The seed drops to the ground and begins to soften with moisture until the seed coat opens enough for germination to break through with a tap root, root hairs, and the plant top begins to grow towards light and warmth.
 The roots grow down to find more moisture and the top of the plant grows up to find food and energy.
 Plants take in food and energy through photosynthesis from sunlight, and respiration through their leaves (osmosis).
 It is important for plants to obtain the right minerals from soil.

When you look at all it takes for Nature to be in perfect balance and answer the question of how do plants grow, it is an amazing thought, and a miraculous process.


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