what came first: the chicken or the egg? The plant came first.
A configuration of elements mixed with water created a bond and from that bond a structure that supported the growth of a seed, quite by accidental design, so as to further the production once the seed was complete enough to grow another plant – or whatever it would have been called in the beginning (probably not a whole plant as we know it). Osmosis meets integration. Just different enough to create something new from many elements coming together and promising somehow a new face on an old mystery. Water.