Monocots (Class Liliopsida) are thought to have originated after the dicots and differ in their venation patterns and floral structures. Monocotyledons germinate with a single seed leaf, a monocotyledon. Monocots also have leaves with parallel venation and flower parts in multiples of threes (usually six). Vascular bundles (containing xylem and phloem) are scattered in monocots; whereas they form rings in dicots. Common examples of monocots include: lilies, irises, and even grasses.