Plant anatomy and physiology

Basic plant anatomy

Flowering plants can be conveniently divided into two basic groups based on their structural characteristics (or anatomy). These groups are known as monocotyledons and dicotyledons (monocots and dicots for short). Knowledge about the differences between these two groups is essential to the successful management of them in farming systems.

dicotyledon flowers

Dicotyledons often have conspicuous flowers.

wheat crop

Monocotyledons usually have multiple stems known as tillers.

seed pods

Some dicotyledons store their seeds in pods.

wheat plant

Monocotyledons often have inconspicuous flowers.

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