Monocot and dicot

By:Alyssa Maloch and Amanda Jones

What's the difference between monocot and dicot.

The difference between monocot and dicot is, monocot is a flowering plant with an embryo that bears a single cotyledon (seed leaf). Monocotyledons constitute the smaller of the two great divisionsof flowering plants,and typically have elongated stalkless leaves with parallel veins (e.g.,grasses, lilles,and palms). Also dicot is a flowering plant with an embryo that Bears two cotyledons(seed leaves). Dicotyledons constitute the larger of the two great divisions of flowering plants,and typically have broad,stalked leaves with netlike veins(e.g.,daisies,hawthorns,and oaks).
Monocot seeds have one area of stored food Example: corn.Dicot seeds has two areas of stored food that is easily split apart Example: Lima beans.Monocot leaves have parallel lines while dicot leaves veins branch out. Monocot roots are fibrous roots system and dicots roots have a taproot system.

More definitions

Nonvascular plant:a plant without transport tubes to carry water and nutrients throughout the plant.

Vascular plant:a plant with tubes to carry nutrients and water throughout the plant.

Xylem:vascular tissue that carries water and nutrients from roots to the other parts of a plant.

Phloem:vascular tissue that carries food from leaves to the other parts of a plant.

Gymnosperm:a vascular plant that produces seeds that are not surrounded by a fruit.

Angiosperms: a flowering plant whose seeds are surrounded by a fruit.


Monocot plants and flowers get their nutrients by tubes inside of their stem or from their roots and all the way back to the top. Dicot has a base structure and that's is how both monocot and dicots get their nutrients.