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Plant Collection Assignment

Plant Collection  

Due May 10, 2012

Obtain 30 different plants. Including:

          2 Ferns

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)

          Common Name

          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! ***


 

 

 

 

Ferns:

Boston Fern

Macho Fern

Christmas Fern

Ebony Spleenwort

Southern Maidenhair

Glade Fern

 

Gymnosperm:

Ginkgo

Shortleaf Pine

Longleaf Pine

Loblolly Pine

Spruce Pine

Slash Pine

Eastern Red Cedar

Bald Cypress

 

Angiosperms:

*Ornamental Plants:

Crape Mrytle

Bradford Pear

Rose

Japanese Red Maple

Eucalyptus

 

Fruit:

Apple

Quince

Pear

Persimmon

Osage Orange

 

Non-Ornamental:

Eastern Cottonwood

Shagbark Hickory

Pignut Hickory

Water Hickory

Mockernut Hickory

Pecan

Black Walnut

River Birch

American Beech

Hackberry/Sugarberry

Winged Elm

Slippery Elm

American Elm

Royal Paulonia

Yellow Poplar

White Poplar

Red Mulberry

Southern Magnolia

Sweetbay Magnolia

Sassafras

Sweetgum

Sycamore

Eastern Redbud

Honey Locust

Black Locust

Mimosa (silk tree)

Chinaberry

Chinese Tallow tree

American Holly

Box Elder

Red Maple

Silver Maple

Flowering Dogwood

Big Leaf Magnolia

Red Buckeye

White Ash

Green Ash

Black Tupelo

Sumac

Catalpa

Black Willow

Basswood

Witch Hazel

Devil’s walking stick

Dogwood

 

Oaks:

White Oak

Southern Red Oak

Blackjack Oak

Water Oak

Post Oak

Live Oak

Willow Oak

Sawtooth Oak

Chestnut Oak

Overcup Oak

Swamp Chestnut Oak

Cherrybark 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

www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/tree-key/tree-key.htm

www.trees-online.com/types_of _trees/tree_common_names.shtml

www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/southeast-trees-com.htm

http://lorax.opp.psu.edu/CommonNameIndex.asp

www.treesatlanta.org/treelist.html

https://fp.auburn.edu/sfws/samuelson/dendrology/index.html

 

* 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.

 

Grading:

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      

                                                                                                                         275 points

(10 Points will be deducted for not having a notebook, lined paper, neatness, not being in divisions….)

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