Botany I – Lesson 12

Lesson 12: Dicotyledons

The other type of flowering plant is called a dicotyledon (dicot for short). This means that that the sprout that bursts forth from the seed only has two leaves. Now it’s time to explore them!

Bookwork: Now label the parts of the monocot from Lesson 10.


1. What does “dicotyledon” mean?
2. How many petals do they have?
3. What are their leaves like?
4. What are their stems like?
5. What are their roots like?
6. How do they typically pollinate?

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Jacquelynn Kolenko


Waldorf education has been a passion of Jacquelynn’s for the past 20 years, both as a parent, and in her journey as a high school and classroom teacher in the private and public charter schools.