Monocot Border


Part of BBG’s Plant Family Collection, the monocot border highlights plants that have one cotyledon (the first leaf produced on a seedling). Monocots generally have leaves with parallel veins and flower parts in threes or multiples of three—three or six petals and three or six stamens (the male parts of the flower), for example. There are almost 60,000 plant species categorized as monocots, including orchids, grasses, onions, bananas, lilies, irises, and arums.
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    • The Monocot Border. Photo by Alison Dorfman.The Monocot Border. Photo by Alison Dorfman.
    • Lilium ‘Clara Belle’ blooms in the Monocot Border. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Lilium ‘Clara Belle’ blooms in the Monocot Border. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’) blooms in the Monocot Border. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’) blooms in the Monocot Border. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Snow in the Monocot Border. Photo by Dave Allen.Snow in the Monocot Border. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Gladiolus ‘Violetta’ blooms in the Monocot Border. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Gladiolus ‘Violetta’ blooms in the Monocot Border. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Lilies are blooming big in the Monocot Border. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Lilies are blooming big in the Monocot Border. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Lilium 'Mona Lisa' in the Monocot Border of BBG's Plant Family Collection. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Lilium 'Mona Lisa' in the Monocot Border of BBG's Plant Family Collection. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Lilium 'Anastasia' in the Monocot Border of BBG's Plant Family Collection. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Lilium 'Anastasia' in the Monocot Border of BBG's Plant Family Collection. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Lilium 'Anastasia' in the Monocot Border of BBG's Plant Family Collection. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Lilium 'Anastasia' in the Monocot Border of BBG's Plant Family Collection. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Lilium lancifolium var fortunei (tiger lily) in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.Lilium lancifolium var fortunei (tiger lily) in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Hemerocallis (daylily) 'Vendetta'  in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.Hemerocallis (daylily) 'Vendetta' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Lilium (lily) 'Anastasia' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert. 
Lilium (lily) 'Anastasia' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Lilium (lily) 'Yellow Star' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert. 
Lilium (lily) 'Yellow Star' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Hemerocallis (daylily) 'Miss Jesse' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert. Hemerocallis (daylily) 'Miss Jesse' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Lilium (lily) 'Anastasia' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert. 
Lilium (lily) 'Anastasia' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Hemerocallis (daylily) 'Country Melody' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert. Hemerocallis (daylily) 'Country Melody' in the Plant Family Collection monocot border. Photo by Blanca Begert.
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