Are Weeds Monocots or Dicots? (EXPLAINED)

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Are weeds monocots or dicots?

Question: Are weeds considered monocots or dicots?

Quick Answer: Taxonomists classify weeds as both dicots and monocots.

Why is Rice Considered a Monocot?

Technically a weed is any plant that is growing where you don’t want it. A rose bush in your pea patch is a weed, and at the same time, a corn stalk in your rose garden would be considered a weed. As such, all plants are weeds depending on the circumstances. Logic follows that weeds are dicots, monocots, and even basal angiosperms in classification.

Common Weeds and Classification

  • Crabgrass – monocot
  • Quackgrass – monocot
  • Dandelion – dicot
  • Clover – dicot
  • Tall Fescue – monocot
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