What is a Seed Covering Called?

The covering of a seed is called a seed coat. It protects the plant embryo until conditions are right for germination.

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Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.