The Plant Growth ClipArt gallery provides 43 examples of germination and growth of seedlings.

Bean plant

Bean Plant

Bean plant

"The bean with its roots in unboiled water will grow for a considerable time, as long as the mineral matter in the water will provide it with food materials. The roots of the plant in the boiled water will quickly die and the whole plant will then wither, because the roots no longer send the water up to the leaves." — Ritchie, 1918

Bean Plant in Jar

"The bean with its roots in unboiled water will grow for a considerable time, as long as the mineral…

"Successive stages in the life history of the bean seedling. AA, the surface of the ground; r, primary root; r', secondary root; c, hypocotyl; a, arch of hypocotyl; co, cotyledons." -Bergen, 1896

Bean Seed Stages

"Successive stages in the life history of the bean seedling. AA, the surface of the ground; r, primary…

"Young seedling of windsor bean. c, cotyledon; r, root; s, stem." -Bergen, 1896

Windsor Bean Seedling

"Young seedling of windsor bean. c, cotyledon; r, root; s, stem." -Bergen, 1896

A bean plant showing roots, stem, leaves, and beans.

Bean Sprout

A bean plant showing roots, stem, leaves, and beans.

An illustration of a complete bean sprout including roots.

Bean Sprout

An illustration of a complete bean sprout including roots.

Showing the various stages of development of a bean plant.

Life cycle of the bean

Showing the various stages of development of a bean plant.

Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). 1, stamen; 2, pistil.

Bindweed

Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). 1, stamen; 2, pistil.

An illustration of a Calystegia sepium embryo.  Calystegia sepium (Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, or Rutland beauty) is a species of bindweed, with a subcosmopolitan distribution throughout temperate Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, northwestern Africa, and North America, and in the temperate Southern Hemisphere in Australia, and Argentina in South America.

Calystegia Sepium Embryo

An illustration of a Calystegia sepium embryo. Calystegia sepium (Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, or…

An illustration of a Calystegia sepium seed cut lengthwise showing the embryo.  Calystegia sepium (Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, or Rutland beauty) is a species of bindweed, with a subcosmopolitan distribution throughout temperate Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, northwestern Africa, and North America, and in the temperate Southern Hemisphere in Australia, and Argentina in South America.

Calystegia Sepium Seed

An illustration of a Calystegia sepium seed cut lengthwise showing the embryo. Calystegia sepium (Larger…

Capparis Spinosa, or Caper plant.

Caper plant

Capparis Spinosa, or Caper plant.

The cherry. 1. flower, petals and part of calyx; 2. fruit.

Cherry

The cherry. 1. flower, petals and part of calyx; 2. fruit.

Cocoa or Cacao. 1, flower; 2, pod; 3, section of pod.

Cocoa plant

Cocoa or Cacao. 1, flower; 2, pod; 3, section of pod.

Caulicle well lengthened and root beginning; thick cotyledons partly spreading; plumule (pair of leaves) growing between them.

Common Bean Seedling

Caulicle well lengthened and root beginning; thick cotyledons partly spreading; plumule (pair of leaves)…

An illustration of a small corn plant including the roots.

Corn Sprout

An illustration of a small corn plant including the roots.

The cotton plant.

Cotton

The cotton plant.

A cotton plant.

cotton plant

A cotton plant.

A detached embryo from an Abronia umbellata.

Abronia umbellata Embryo

A detached embryo from an Abronia umbellata.

A detached embryo from a Barberry

Barberry Embryo

A detached embryo from a Barberry

A detached embryo from a Mirabilis, showing the very broad and leaf-like cotyledons, applied face to face, and the pair incurved.

Mirabilis Embryo

A detached embryo from a Mirabilis, showing the very broad and leaf-like cotyledons, applied face to…

A detached embryo from a Peony

Peony Embryo

A detached embryo from a Peony

A detached embryo from a Potato-seed.

Potato-seed Embryo

A detached embryo from a Potato-seed.

Fig plant.

Fig plant

Fig plant.

"Seeds Germinating. The central figure shows a plant which has newly appeared above ground." -Whitney, 1911

Germination

"Seeds Germinating. The central figure shows a plant which has newly appeared above ground." -Whitney,…

Lentile, a species of pulse or bean.

Lentile

Lentile, a species of pulse or bean.

Lilium Chalcedonicum, or lily, a type of flowering plant.

Lilium Chalcedonicum

Lilium Chalcedonicum, or lily, a type of flowering plant.

Myrrh, found in the old testament of the bible as one of the three gifts given to Jesus on the day of his birth.

Myrrh

Myrrh, found in the old testament of the bible as one of the three gifts given to Jesus on the day of…

A beautiful and fragrant evergreen tree.

Myrtle

A beautiful and fragrant evergreen tree.

Section of an Onion-seed, showing the slender and the coiled embryo in the albumen.

Onion Seed

Section of an Onion-seed, showing the slender and the coiled embryo in the albumen.

Embryo of pea, i.e. a pea with the coats removed; the short and thick caulicle presented to view.

Pea Embryo

Embryo of pea, i.e. a pea with the coats removed; the short and thick caulicle presented to view.

An illustration of a pea sprout including the roots.

Pea Sprout

An illustration of a pea sprout including the roots.

"Germinating peas, growing in water, one deprived of its cotyledons." -Bergen, 1896

Germinating Peas

"Germinating peas, growing in water, one deprived of its cotyledons." -Bergen, 1896

"Soaked Peas in stoppered bottle, ready for exhaustion of air." -Bergen, 1896

Soaked Peas

"Soaked Peas in stoppered bottle, ready for exhaustion of air." -Bergen, 1896

Section of a seed of a Peony, showing a very small embryo in the albumen, near one end.

Peony

Section of a seed of a Peony, showing a very small embryo in the albumen, near one end.

Seed of a Linden or Basswood cut through lengthwise, the parts lettered: <em>a</em>, the hilum or scar; <em>b</em>, the outer coat; <em>c</em>, the inner; <em>d</em>, the alhumen; <em>e</em>, the embryo.

Seed

Seed of a Linden or Basswood cut through lengthwise, the parts lettered: a, the hilum or scar;…

"Cycas circinalis. Diagram of longitudinal section of a nearly mature seed; o, outer fleshy layer, with a bundle (o1) of the outer vascular system; s, stony layer of integument; i, inneer fleshy layer, with a bundle (i1) of the inner vascular system; c, central vascular bundle." -Gager, 1916

Seed Sections

"Cycas circinalis. Diagram of longitudinal section of a nearly mature seed; o, outer fleshy layer, with…

A seedling of the bean.

Seedling

A seedling of the bean.

A more advanced seedling of the bean.

Seedling

A more advanced seedling of the bean.

A seedling of the pea plant .

Seedling

A seedling of the pea plant .

A seedling from a grain of corn.

Seedling

A seedling from a grain of corn.

A more advanced seedling from a grain of corn.

Seedling

A more advanced seedling from a grain of corn.

"A highly perfumed ointment prepared from a plant in india growing in short spikes." Pictured is the Nardostachys Jatamansi, or Spikenard plant, used in making a highly perfumed and sometimes medicinally used oil.

Spike'nard

"A highly perfumed ointment prepared from a plant in india growing in short spikes." Pictured is the…

Embryo of Sugar Maple, cut through lengthwise and taken out of the seed.

Sugar Maple

Embryo of Sugar Maple, cut through lengthwise and taken out of the seed.