A sunflower seed is a dicot that contains the characteristic double cotyledon. The cotyledon, also known as a seed leaf, holds food reserves for the developing seed.
Monocots are marked by a single cotyledon that is contained inside their seed coat. When a monocot begins to grow, the seed leaf produces a single leaf on the new plant. A monocot leaf is long, narrow and contains veins that run up and down the length of the leaf. Its roots are unbranched and fairly fragile.
Dicots produce two leaves when they first germinate. The leaves of a dicot vary in shape and size, with the veins extending out from the center to form. Roots of a dicot are tough and branched.Learn More
Examples of monocot seeds include garlic, onion, corn, wheat, asparagus, and orchids. Examples of dicot seeds include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, beans, peas, clovers, apples and celery.Full Answer >
A monocot seed has an embryo with a single cotyledon, and a dicot seed has an embryo with two cotyledons. Monocots have stem vascular systems with their bundles scattered, and dicots have their stem vascular systems with their bundles in a ring. Monocots have flower parts in multiples of three, while dicots have flower parts in multiples of four or five.Full Answer >
The sunflower adapts through its heliotropic head, bristles on the stem of the sunflower, leaves that are broad and oppositely positioned and overall versatility. Sunflowers can function in a variety of climates and soil types, as well as drought. Its heliotropic head moves to follow the sun, from east to west and back east again at the end of the day.Full Answer >
False sunflower is a common name for Heliopsis helianthoides, or ox eye sunflower. Heliopsis plants are very similar to plants in the Helianthus genus, which is the true sunflower.Full Answer >