Monocot seeds include garlic, onion, corn, rice, wheat, asparagus, lilies and orchids. These seeds are classified as monocots because they only have one cotyledon inside of their seeds.Continue Reading
Monocots are also known as monocotyledonous seeds. These seeds often produce plants with narrow and long leaves. The other type of seed species is the dicots, or dicotyledonous seeds.
Dicots have two cotyledons and contain endosperms inside of their seeds. They produce plants with thick, wide leaves. Examples of dicot seeds include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, cabbage, turnips, apples, plugs, carrots and celery. Dicots produce large leaves so that the leaves can nourish new dicot seeds.Learn more about Botany
Some common crops and their botanical names include corn (Zea mays), wheat (Tritcum spp.), rice (Oryza sativa) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Others are tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum), eggplants (Solanum melongena var. esculentum), broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica), kale (Brassica oleracea var. sabellica), lima beans (Phaseolus limensis) and olives (Olea europaea). Other popular crops include squash (Cucurbita pepo), oranges (Citrus sinensis), lettuce (Lactuca sativa), onions (Allium cepa) and potatoes (Solanum tuberosum).Full Answer >
Some examples of vegetative propagation are farmers creating repeated crops of apples, corn, mangoes or avocados through asexual plant reproduction rather than planting seeds. Vegetative propagation can be accomplished from side-shoots, slips, stems and sections of tubers, bulbs or rhizomes. Although many plants can be grown both asexually and from seeds, some highly-domesticated and specialized food crops have been grown for so long by vegetative propagation that they can no longer be produced by seed planting.Full Answer >
Many plants have edible stems, such as broccoli, sweet potato, cauliflower, celery, kohlrabi, rhubarb, asparagus, bamboo, kapul, sassafras, sugar cane, leek and onion. In some cases, like broccoli, other parts of the plant are edible as well, such as the flower.Full Answer >
CAM plants include most succulents, such as cacti and agaves, as well as some orchids and bromeliads. CAM is an acronym for crassulacean acid metabolism, and it refers to a specific type of photosynthesis generally used by plants and vegetation growing in hot and arid climates.Full Answer >