Eudicots are a major division of the flowering plants. They can be herbaceous or woody and generally have the following:
- two cotyledons, or seed leaves
- flower parts in fours or fives or multiples of four and five
- a persistent primary or main root which often becomes a tap root
- broader shaped leaves with more branching vein patterns - net or reticulate venation
Potentilla x tonguei
The Potentilla pictured to the right has typical Eudicot features. As alpine plants have many adaptations, some of these generalisations don't always fit well though. For example, some of the alpine plants that are eudicots have very narrow leaves.