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Monocotyledon

important clade of plants
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Monocotyledons are a class of flowering plants (angiosperms), whose embryo (seed) store only one cotyledon. The APG II system recognises a clade called "monocots" but does not assign it to a taxonomic rank.

Monocotyledons
Hemerocallis longituba.jpg
Daylily flower, with three flower parts in each whorl
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Monocotyledons

You can recognize a monocot by its leaves: they have long parallel veins running down the leaf. In contrast, dicot plant leaves have a complex netted vein pattern on their leaves.

Monocots usually have a fibrous root system.

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