Are Foxtail Ferns Monocots or Dicots? (EXPLAINED)

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Are Foxtail Ferns Monocots or Dicots?

Question: Are foxtail ferns considered monocots or dicots?

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

Why Are Foxtail Ferns Not Considered Dicots or Monocots?

Foxtail ferns are considered neither monocots nor dicots because they are not flowering plants and don’t have seeds. These labels apply to flowering plants with either one or two embryonic leaves within their seeds of angiosperms. Foxtail ferns are more closely related to the taxonomic division Bryophyta.  

Plants Similar to Foxtail Ferns

  • Other Ferns
  • Mosses
  • Liverworts
  • Hornworts
  • Fungi