Monocots are a type of flowering plant that have one cotyledon, or embryonic leaf, in their seed
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Monocots are a type of flowering plant that have one cotyledon, or embryonic leaf, in their seed. They also have leaves with parallel veins and flower parts in multiples of three, and are typically herbaceous plants, meaning they don't produce woody tissue. Monocots include grasses, lilies, orchids, palms and bamboos. Monocots tend to be more drought tolerant than dicot plants due to their fibrous root systems which absorb water quickly and efficiently. They also tend to grow faster than dicots due to the higher concentrations of nutrients in their leaves, and are an important part of many ecosystems as they provide food for animals and help stabilize soils by preventing erosion.