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