Are Mums Monocots or Dicots? (EXPLAINED)

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Are mums Monocots or Dicots?

Question: Are mums considered monocots or dicots?

Quick Answer: Taxonomists classify chrysanthemums as dicots

Why are Chrysanthemums Considered Dicots?

Mums are dicots because their seeds contain two embryonic leaves, which is the overall defining characteristic of the family. They also have a taproot, petals that grow in groups of four or five, and leaves with radiating veins.

Dicots Similar  to Mums

  • Roses
  • Sunflowers
  • Cacti
  • Foxglove
  • Begonia