Monocots and dicots are both angiosperms, but there are many distinguishing characteristics between the two. Some of the dicot characteristics is that the embryos of dicots have two cotyledons. The leafs of dicots have netlike veins. The vascular tissue in the veins are arranged in a ring for dicots. Dicots have a taproot, also called a main root. The pollen grains in dicots have three openings. And the last characteristic is that dicots have flower petals that come in multiples of 4’s or 5’s. The picture above is a purple/pink flower that has 5 petals, which is one of the characteristics that allows someone to identify a dicot.