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Birth of a Castor Bean Plant

Every spring I am fascinated by the process of germinating seeds, especially the Castor Bean (Ricinus Communis) as the seeds are rather big. Sometimes the seedlings push up and unfold their first leaves within one day and it feels like watching the birth of a new life.
Castor Bean seeds
Castor Bean seeds
Pushing up
Pushing up
Birth
Birth
A seed cracks open
A seed cracks open
Unfolding
Unfolding
Free at last
Free at last