Can You Give Examples Of Monocot And Dicot Seeds?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
Monocot seeds only have one 'seed leaf' inside the seed coat. This means that, when they germinate, a single leaf shoots out of the ground.

Dicot seeds have two seed leaves inside their coat. When they germinate, they produce two large leaves, from which other, smaller leaves sprout.

Monocot and dicot seeds
Looking for examples of the seed groups? Here's a quick list I've compiled...

Monocot seeds include:

  • Maples
  • Buttercups
  • Roses
  • Homeria       
  • Lilium                         
Examples of dicots include:

  • Orchids
  • Lillies
  • Iris
  • Campanula
What are the differences between monocot and dicot seeds?
There are a number of differences between the two types of seed.

For starters, monocot seeds don't have endosperm inside the seed leaf. Dicot seeds do - which is why they're rounder and fatter.

The leaf patterns that spawn from the two seeds are very different - monocots have long, narrow leaves with straight veins, whilst dicot leaves vary in shape.

The stem, root and flower of each type of plant are also noticeably different.

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Rudi Bezuidenhoudt Profile
Most grasses, palms, bananas and some nice flowering plants like orchids and lilies. There are a lot.

The easiest way to check is the venation of the leaves - if it has parallel venation, as apposed to branched veins, it is monocotyledonous.
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