Monocot vs. Dicot: Monocots

photo[2]

There are many distinguishing characteristics between monocot and dicot angiosperms. For one, monocots have only one cotyledon inside of the embryo while dicots have two. Secondly, the roots of monocots are fibrous. The vascular tissue inside of the stems of monocots is scattered. There is one opening for inside of the pollen grains of monocots and the leaves are usually parallel. And lastly, the petals of the flowers are arranged in multiples of three’s like in the picture of the monocot above.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s