Unifying our Angiosperms!

All of the Angiosperms discussed on our blog are flowering plants and they all have ovules enclosed in an ovary. Each one has a stem that holds their structure upright and allows for efficient transportation of minerals and water. All the flowers (except for Hosta) possess petals, filaments, anthers, pistils, styles, and stigmas. A key thing to note is that Angiosperms are divided into two groups: Monocots and Dicots. The following plants are monocots:  Hosta, Bluebells, and Tulips. This means that they all have one cotyledon, fibrous roots, scattered vascular bundles, parallel-veined leaves, and petals in multiples of three. The rest of the plants are dicots: Euphorbia, Rhododendron, and Daffodil. This means that they all have two cotyledons, taproots, ringed vascular bundles, net-veins, and petals in multiples of four or five. All of these characteristics provide us with information on the similarities and differences of Angiosperms.

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