Are Corn Monocots Or Dicots? (EXPLAINED)

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Are Corn Monocots Or Dicots?

Question: Are corn considered monocots or dicots?

Quick Answer: Corn is classified as a monocot.

Why Are Corn Considered Monocots/Dicots?

Corn seeds only produce a single sprout leaf, and this makes them a monocot. ‘Mono’ means one, and ‘cot’ is short for cotyledon (embryonic leaf). Monocot literally translates into everyday language as a single baby leaf.

Monocots/Dicots Similar to Corn

  • Rice
  • Barley
  • Common grasses
  • Sugar cane
  • Bamboo
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