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460082911B - Some Examples to Begin Thinking About Plant...

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Some Examples to Begin Thinking About Plant Materials An important aspect of working with any biological material is to know what it is, i.e., its identity. The plants brought into this class offer just a few examples of plants found on campus, as well as elsewhere, and can help start us thinking about a bit of diversity, as well as traits that help to identify species. Ideally, when first trying to identify a plant species, both vegetative and reproductive parts are available. Reproductive portions are deemed more significant because they are less variable than vegetative portions, however, depending on the season and life stage, identification might need to be made on the basis of vegetative characters, such as seen with leaves, stems, bark in the case of woody plants, occasionally belowground portions, or derived features such as aroma with some fragrant species, e.g., wild mint, balsam poplar. Various resources are available to assist with identification.
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course BOT 460 taught by Professor Clambey during the Fall '11 term at ND State.

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