Sample Problem

Please label the following “M” for monocot, “D” for dicot, and “B” for both.

vascular bundles scattered through the stem

flowers petals in multiples of four

network of veins in leaves

fibrous root system

carrots and peanuts

wheat, rice, and corn


The answers are as follows: M, D, D, M, D, M. A little tricky because none of the descriptions ever described both. But you should remember that monocots and dicots don’t share similarities in characteristics, other than the fact that they are flowering plants. It’s okay if you tripped up on these. Just quickly go back and review the differences.