The stages of bean seed growth are vegetative (V), with a number of stages corresponding to the number of leaves, and reproductive (R), with eight stages culminating in full maturity of the bean pods. The names and nature of stages are specified by The Iowa State University staging system.Continue Reading
As a bean seed develops into a bean plant, it goes through two main phases: vegetative and reproductive. Inside a bean seed there are two cotyledons, which are units for storing food. Within them is one embryonic bean plant that consists of embryonic leaves, epicotyl and an embryonic root, hypocotyl.