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Unformatted text preview: roots are a system of root hairs, extend from the surface of the root and vastly increase the absorptive surface are of the roots. For more information on roots and root hairs, see Roots, Plant Strucutres Dicots Dicots, such as maples, oaks, elms, sunflowers, and roses, originate from embryos with two cotyledons. They are further distinguished from monocots by the network of veins in their leaves, the occurrence of their flower parts in groups of four or five, and the presence of a taproot. The vascular bundles of dicots are arranged in a tubular pattern in the stem....
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