Dicot plants, or dicotyledon as they are also known by, are one of the two groups into which all the flowering plants (or angiosperms) were scientifically divided into. Typical characteristics of the dicotyledon group are seeds with two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. There are around 200,000 species within the dicot plants group. The other group of flowering plants are called the monocotyledons or monocots, and typically have one cotyledon. Historically, both of these plant groups form the two divisions of the flowering plants..
The kingdom plantae taxonomy of living organisms groups plants into the following plant categories: Dicot, Fern, Green Algae, Gymnosperm, Hornwort, Horsetail, Lichen, Liverwort, Lycopod, Monocot, Moss, Quillwort, and Whiskfern. Learn more…
What is a Plant?
A plant is one of the five groups into which all living organisms are traditionally divided into. A plant is a stationery living organism and as such needs to absorb nutrients from its surroundings in order to grow and survive. Typically plants have roots which are the organs of a plant that normally lie below the surface of the soil; however there are some types of plants which do have aerial roots. Within the scientific classification chart plants belong to the Kingdom Plantae family.