Monocots

Science / Biology / Monocots: One of the two major types of fiowering plants; characterized by having a single cotyledon, fioral organs arranged in threesd or multiples of three, and parallel-veined leaves; include grasses, cattails, lilies, and palm trees. One of the two major groups in the Angiosperms, monocots are characterized by having a single seed leaf (cotyledon), flower parts in 3s or multiples of 3, monoaperturate pollen (although some dicots also have this feature), parallel veins in their leaves, and scattered vascular bundles in their stems.

Sepals

Science / Biology / Sepals: Modified leaves that protect a flowers inner petals and reproductive structures. Small, leaf-like structures in flowers that enclose and protect the developing flower. These are often green, but in ma MORE

Leaf Veins

Science / Biology / Leaf Veins: Vascular tissue in leaves, arranged in a net-like network (reticulate vennation) in dicots, and running parallel (parallel vennation) to each other in monocots. MORE

Fibrous Root

Science / Biology / Fibrous Root: A root system found in monocots in which branches develop from the adventitious roots, forming a system in which all roots are about the same size and length. MORE

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