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  1. Three Main Types of Plants • Mosses(No Flowers)www.bio.umass.edu/biology/ conn.river/ mosses.html • Grasses (Monocots) http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/ • Trees, Shrubs and Weeds (Dicots)

  2. No flowers Fruiting bodies with spores instead of seeds Usually very small plants with tiny leaves No true roots, but they are anchored down by filaments (thin, hair-like structures) Characteristics of Mosses www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/mosses.html

  3. Flowers usually tiny and not showy. Flowers have 3 or six parts Leaf veins parallel, leaves are narrow Roots in clumps, no taproot Characteristics of Grasses

  4. Flowers have petals in groups of four or five or more Leaves have netted veins Usually have a tap root Characteristics of Dicots (Most trees, shrubs and weeds)