sept14 - -high in protein but not very palatable livestock...

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Sept. 14th : -scarlet globemallow: pink/salmon clored pedals -western bitterweed characterizes Southern great pains, learn about with poisionous plants -woolly plantain-has narrow base leaves, other plant looks like w/ wide base leaves -honey mesquite: sensitive to cold & freezing temp; that’s why it does not grow far north * 2 varieties of mesquites: if plants share same genus & specific epithet they are the same species, variety doesn’t matter in this case honey mesquites has ecotypes-wide spread distribution of a speices that is locally adapted to its environmental conditions; that’s what creates varieties -Honey mesquite: variety torreyena—darker green, 2 spines variety glandulosa—lighter green, 1 spine
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Unformatted text preview: -high in protein but not very palatable; livestock will eat when there isn’t much else-in the same spot on trunk there are roots & shoots and basil buds thousands of them Tree branching: Certain shrubs have basil buds at their crown. The basil buds produce sprouts that turn into branches. The basil buds are suppressed by a chemical (phytohormones) that are produced by the plants leaves. Auxin is the chemical and it flows down through the plants, and covers the basil buds and suppresses the growth of new stems. But when the leaves are gone (drop leaves in fall, fire) there is no auxin so the buds grow. Question: Do roots grow to where water is? NO they grow where water is, not to it....
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