Mammoth Memory

Monocots and dicots – the leaf

One of the obvious differences between a monocot and a dicot is the leaf:


The veins are parallel to each other.


An image showing a monocot plant has vertical veins in its leaves  

Or horizontal

An image showing a monocot plant also has horizontal veins in its leaves

Parallel in one line (mono = 1) (monocot). 


The veins split into two each time like a network.

A graphic showing that dicot plants have a network of veins splitting into two at every junction

Split into two (di = 2) (dicot).

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