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DICOTYLEDONS, DICOTS:

One of the two major types of flowering plants, or angiosperms. The dicotyledons are so named because sprouting seeds have two primary leaves or cotyledons. Other common features of the dicots are leaves with branching or net veining and flowers with four or five tepals or multiples of these. Daylilies are NOT dicots. See also: monotyledons.

Examples of dicotyledons would be roses, most fruit trees such as apples, pears, cherries and peaches. (5 petals)

dicots
Illustration by Tim Fehr,
used with permission.



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