1. The principle that living organisms develop only from other living organisms and not from nonliving matter.
2. Generation of living organisms from other living organisms.
3. The supposed recurrence of the evolutionary stages of a species during the embryonic development and differentiation of a member of that species. Also called recapitulation.
*Common Milkweed Seed (Asclepias syriaca) captured in Lanoraie, Quebec, Canada.
* If you happened to know the name of this plant, I will be glad to
Thanks to Nybird (see below) who gave me the answer, I am impressed!