Are C4 Plants Monocots Or Dicots? (EXPLAINED)

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Are C4 Plants Monocots Or Dicots?

Question: Are C4 plants considered monocots or dicots?

Quick Answer: C4 plants can be either dicots or monocots.

Why Are C4 Plants Considered both Dicots and Monocots?

C4 plants produce four-carbon compounds as their first stable products instead of the three that C3 plants create, which is unrelated to their classification as monocot or dicot. There are ten times more C4 monocots than dicots, but both exist.

List of C4 Plants

  • Maize
  • Sorghum
  • Daisies
  • Cabbage
  • Millet