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Is Peppermint a monocot or dicot?

Last Updated: 21st April, 2021

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No, they are dicots. Mints are in the Lamiaceae. You can tell dicots from monocots in several easy ways. Dicots generally have leaves with net like veins while monocot veins are parallel.

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Also know, what family is peppermint in?

Mints

One may also ask, are lentils Dicot or Monocot? Legumes (pea, beans, lentils, peanuts) daisies, mint, lettuce, tomato and oak are examples of dicots. Grains, (wheat, corn, rice, millet) lilies, daffodils, sugarcane, banana, palm, ginger, onions, bamboo, sugar, cone, palm tree, banana tree, and grass are examples of plants that are monocots.

Also asked, is Lavender a mint?

It is astounding that so many of our most popular and valuable herbs – including what I would consider the majority of the finest culinary herbs – are in the mint family. They include basil, thyme, lavender, lemon balm, oregano, sweet marjoram, rosemary, sage, savory, summer savory, anise hyssop, and germander.

Are tomatoes monocots or dicots?

Some of these stems have one leaf (called a monocot) others have two leaves on it (called a dicot). Tomatoes, for example, are dicots, while corn is a monocot. Cotyledons are part of the seed and, on many plants, they provide photosynthesis as the plant grows.

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Can you eat peppermint leaves?

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How can you tell if a plant is mint?

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Why is it called Peppermint?

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How does peppermint affect the body?

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What is the difference between spearmint and peppermint leaves?

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Can you eat mojito mint?

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Is all lavender edible?

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What plants are similar to lavender?

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Is Mint a Gymnosperm?

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