Due May 10, 2012
Obtain 30 different plants. Including:
6 Gymnosperms: at least 3 of them pines
14 Angiosperm: 5 of them oaks, 2 of them fruits, and no more than 2
*ornamental angiosperms (The other 5-7 can be your choice of angiosperms)
8 Non-Ornamental plants of your choice (fern, gymnosperms, or angiosperms)
Once you have gathered your 30 plants you must press them to get all the water and oils out of the leaves. To do this, place a leaf on a piece of newspaper and stack it between several books. Once you have pressed the leaves glue, do not tape, them to a piece of plain paper, not lined paper.
On the paper include all of the following about the plant:
Scientific Name (genus and species, Written correctly)
Where you obtained the plant (County, City, or Street)
Family Name (ending in -aceae, not common Family names)
Put each of the plants in a clear sheet protector, in a 3-ring binder. Place the fern, gymnosperm and angiosperm divisions together, in alphabetical order by scientific name.
What must be turned into me is:
A 3-ring binder with 30 plants (Be sure the have all the required plants) that have been pressed and glued to a plain piece of white paper that has all of the above information on it. Each plant must be in a sheet protector divided into divisions in alphabetical order by scientific name
This is due on May 10, 2012 & counts as 4 major grades in both the test and other section of your grades.
(2 per 9-weeks for period classes.)
* Bonus points for having all 5 types of pine trees found in this area.*
* Bonus points for any types of moss, liverwort, or hornwort.*
* Bonus for having all oaks listed on opposite page*
***-10 FOR EVERY DAY LATE, INCLUDING WEEKENDS! ***
Eastern Red Cedar
Japanese Red Maple
Mimosa (silk tree)
Chinese Tallow tree
Big Leaf Magnolia
Devil’s walking stick
Southern Red Oak
Swamp Chestnut Oak
*Ornamental Plants are usually those used for landscaping purposes. The term is meant to include anything that would not be naturally found in the wild. There are other ornamental plants besides those listed. Other plants can be used beside those listed above. If you have questions about a plant, ask!
Internet Tree Sites
* I also have several books that you can use, you just have to ask. The BHS and Public library also have books that can be checked out.
Leaves = 5 points (common name, Scientific name, family name, location, having a leaf) = 150 points
Pressed Leaves/Glued Leaves/Sheet Protectors = 15 points each = 45 points
Alphabetical order/Scientific Names written correctly = 20 points each = 40 points
Angiosperms (14), Gymnosperms (6), Ferns (2), Oaks (5), Fruits (2) Pines (3) = 32 points
Non-Ornamental Remaining Leaves = 8 points 8 points
(10 Points will be deducted for not having a notebook, lined paper, neatness, not being in divisions….)