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20. Dicot plant with flower and leaf

Dicots, or dicotyledons, are plants that have two cotyledons, rather than a monocot, which has only a single cotyledons.

A rose is a very common dicot. You can tell rose’s are dicots because the dicot’s vein starts at the bottom and branches all over the leaf. Monocots have three or combination of three petals on the flower, like a lily. Dicots have four or five. Monocots have fibrous roots, while Dicots have a tap root.

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