Are Ferns Monocots or Dicots? (EXPLAINED)

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Are Ferns Monocots or Dicots?

Question: Are ferns considered monocots or dicots?

Quick Answer: Taxonomists don’t classify ferns as monocots or dicots.

Why Are Ferns Not Considered Dicots or Monocots?

Ferns are not classified as monocots or dicots because they have no flowers and don’t produce seeds. These labels only apply to plants that meet the above criteria, and ferns are more closely related to the taxonomic division Bryophyta because they release spores.  

Plants Similar to Ferns

  • Fungi
  • Hornworts
  • Liverworts
  • Mosses