Epigeal/geous

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1. Pattern of germination in which cotyledons remain at or near the surface.

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This plant has been growing taller with cotyledons just above the soil line.
Source: http://www.majordifferences.com/2014/08/difference-between-epigeal-and-hypogeal.html#.WYC8TIqQyuM