Difference Between Monocot and Dicot Flowers

Monocot vs Dicot Flowers

During the evolution process, plants were able to survive on terrestrial lands with the development of some remarkable adaptations to avoid water loss and development of various supportive structures.  One of the well-adapted plant category, which is currently dominating the world is the flowering plants (angiosperms). Flowering plants can be divided into two major categories, namely; monocots and dicots. These two categories have many differences, which can be easily noticeable when looking at their seeds, leaves, leaf veins, stems, flowers, and roots. Both monocot and dicot flowers are composed of several number of petals, sepals, stamens and pistils. The numbers of each part varies in both monocot and dicot.

Monocot Flower

Monocot flowers are the flowers found in monocot plants. Floral parts of monocots are usually in multiples of three, such as 3 or 6 or 9. Some examples for monocot flowers are rice flower, wheat flower, maize flower etc.

Dicot Flower

The floral parts of dicots are in multiples of either four or five, such as 4 or 8 and 5 or 10. Examples for dicot flowers are mango flower, cinnamon flower, avocado flower etc.

What is the difference between Monocot and Dicot Flower?

Monocot and Dicot Flowers | Difference Between

• Monocot flowers have parts in groups of 3 or their multiples such as 6 or 9, whereas dicots flower parts are in groups of 4 or 5 or their multiples such as 8 or 10.