Question: Are herbs considered monocots or dicots?
Quick Answer: Taxonomists classify herbs as dicots and monocots.
Why Are Herbs Considered Dicots and Monocots?
Botanically herbs are “any seed-bearing plant that does not have a woody stem and dies down to the ground after flowering.” Using this definition as a guide, literally thousands of plants, both monocot and dicot, can be considered herbs. The world’s largest herb, the banana tree, is a monocot, while mints are dicots.
Common Herbs and Classification
- Flax – monocot
- Sedge – monocot
- Horse-radish – dicot
- Wild Ginger – dicot
- Basil – dicot