Are Flowers Monocots Or Dicots? (EXPLAINED)

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Are Flowers Monocots Or Dicots?

Question: Are flowers considered monocots or dicots?

Quick Answer: Flowers can be either dicots or monocots.

Why Are Flowers Considered Dicots and Monocots?

Dicot vs. monocot is a system for categorizing flowering plants. If the plant sprouts with a single seed leaf, it is a monocot, and if two leaves appear, it is a dicot. In most cases, you can also determine which family a flower falls into by the number of petals it has. Monocots have petals in multiples of threes (3,6,9, etc.), and a dicot flower will have petals in sets of either four or five.

Dicots Flowers

  • Asters
  • Buttercups
  • Begonias
  • Hollyhocks
  • Dandelions

Monocot Flowers

  • Lilly
  • Crocus
  • Iris
  • Daffodil
  • Tulips
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