Monocots are one of the two principal groups of flowering plants
(Angiosperms, or Magnoliophyta). Angiosperms are vascular plants that
reproduce by means of seeds that typically develop from ovules that are
enclosed by sterile flower tissue. Angiosperm seeds are multicellular
propagules that comprise, at least during their development, both an embryo
(immature plant) and endosperm (nutritive tissue) enclosed within parental
tissue (the seed coat). In monocots, the embryo usually has a single
cotyledon, and develops into a plant with leaves that are typically
parallel-veined, and flowers that typically are made up of parts (sepals,
petals, stamens, pistils) in multiples of three.
Dahlgren, Clifford, & Yeo 1985
Muskoka Flora - Index
: Monocot Group
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