The number of cotyledons (seed leaves) distinguishes whether a seed is a monocot or dicot. Monocots have one cotyledon and dicots have two. Monocot plants are characterized by having parallel veins and thin, strap-like leaves. Examples of monocot plants include grass, daylilies, corn, and coconuts.
Thereof, is a sunflower a monocot or a dicot?
All sunflowers are dicots - they are dicotyledonous, meaning they have two cotyledons (baby leaves) when their seed germinates. Monocots have only one baby leaf when they emerge. Grasses are a good example of a monocot.
Are dandelions a monocot or a dicot?
The familiar yellow dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) growing in your lawn is a native of Europe and Asia, but is found worldwide. It grows as a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9. It is a dicot, one of the two forms of angiosperms, or flowering plants.
What is difference between dicot and monocot?
Monocots differ from dicots in four distinct structural features: leaves, stems, roots and flowers. But, the differences start from the very beginning of the plant's life cycle: the seed. Within the seed lies the plant's embryo. Whereas monocots have one cotyledon (vein), dicots have two.