Monocots

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1. Plants that emerge from the seed with one cotyledon (seed leaf); grasses are monocots.

mono-dicot.gif

A simple illustration that shows the difference between monocots (grasses) and (dicots).
Source: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/glossary/dicot.html

STEM.jpg

This diagram compares the vascular bundles of moncots and dicots.
Source: http://www.cneccc.edu.hk/subjects/bio/album/Chapter8/STEM.html