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Is a Sunflower a Dicot Plant?

By T.M. Samuels ; Updated September 21, 2017

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.

 

About the Author

 

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.