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Three Main Types of Plants. Mosses(No Flowers) www.bio.umass.edu/biology/ conn.river/ mosses.html Grasses (Monocots) http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/ Trees, Shrubs and Weeds (Dicots). No flowers Fruiting bodies with spores instead of seeds Usually very small plants with tiny leaves

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Three main types of plants

Three Main Types of Plants

  • Mosses(No Flowers)www.bio.umass.edu/biology/ conn.river/

    mosses.html

  • Grasses (Monocots)

    http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/

  • Trees, Shrubs and

    Weeds (Dicots)


Characteristics of mosses

No flowers

Fruiting bodies with spores instead of seeds

Usually very small plants with tiny leaves

No true roots, but they are anchored down by filaments (thin, hair-like structures)

Characteristics of Mosses

www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/mosses.html


Characteristics of grasses

Flowers usually tiny and not showy.

Flowers have 3 or six parts

Leaf veins parallel, leaves are narrow

Roots in clumps, no taproot

Characteristics of Grasses


Characteristics of dicots most trees shrubs and weeds

Flowers have petals in groups of four or five or more

Leaves have netted veins

Usually have a tap root

Characteristics of Dicots (Most trees, shrubs and weeds)


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