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Is a Sunflower a Dicot Plant?

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Is a Sunflower a Dicot Plant?

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Botanists classify sunflowers, annual flowers from the Asteraceae family, as dicots (dicotyledons). Such flowers contain a pair of leaves, or cotyledons, in the embryo of the seed.

Keywords: dicot sunflower, sunflower dicotyledons, seed embryos

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T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.