What's the Difference Between
Monocot & Dicot Leaves?

net veins in leaf of wild grapeTraditionally all members of the class of flowering plants have been regarded as belonging to one of two subclasses: They were either monocots or dicots. In our flower section we have a special page showing differences between monocot and dicot flowers, plus we have another page indicating that nowadays all flowering plants aren't necessarily considered either monocots or dicots.

Still,  for our backyard purposes, thinking in terms of monocots and dicots can be very useful. For example, look at the big differences distinguishing the leaves of most monocots and dicots: