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Is Ryegrass a Monocot or Dicot?

By Judy Wolfe ; Updated September 21, 2017
Monocot rye grass is an important food crop.

Flowering plants are classified as monocots (Liliopsida) or dicots (Magnoliopsida). Plants in the grass family (Poacea) are monocots. Ryegrass is one of the six monocot food grasses that provide--directly or indirectly--75 percent of the food people eat.


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Passionate for travel and the well-written word, Judy Wolfe is a professional writer with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Cal Poly Pomona and a certificate in advanced floral design. Her thousands of published articles cover topics from travel and gardening to pet care and technology.