Angiosperms are the flowering plants of the plant kingdom and are divided into two distinct groups, the:
(mono - one; cotyledon - seed leaf)
Monocotyledons have only one seed leaf within the plant seed.
Plants in this group are mostly herbaceous plants that are soft, green and non-woody.
Roots: fibrous root system
Stem: non-woody, veins in the stem are scattered.
Flowers: flower parts are usually in threes or multiples of three.
e.g. three petals, sepals or stamens.
Click on the parts of the monocot below to check its features.
(di - two; cotyledon - seed leaf)
Dicotyledons have two seed leaves within the plant seed.
Plants in this group may be woody, herbs, shrubs, trees, herbaceous, annuals and perennials.
Roots: develops a tap root system. If grown from cuttings a fibrous root system develops.
Stem: can be woody, non-woody or succulent.
Veins within the stem are arranged in a ring.
Flowers: flower parts are usually in fours or fives.
e.g. four/five petals, sepals or stamens.
Click on the parts of the dicot below to check its features.