wforest_6 - Assignment # 6. Forest Plants (10 points) Name:...

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Assignment # 6. Forest Plants (10 points) Name: Darin Kleinsmith Pick a tree, a shrub, and an herbaceous plant that occur in a forested area of the Grand Canyon and for which you can find the information to answer these questions. Subject Link Grand Canyon Plants http://www6.nau.edu/bio/bio300/GCplants.htm USDA Plants Database http://plants.usda.gov/ Invasive Species http://www.invasive.org/ 1. What are their common names and scientific names and to what families do they belong? Tree : Narrowleaf Willow, Salix exigua. Salicaceae Shrub : Utah Agave, Agave utahensi,s Agavaceae Herbaceous: fivestamen tamarisk, Tamarix chinensis Lour. , Tamaricaceae 2. In what geographical area of the Canyon does each of these species occur? When does each of these species flower? Narrow leaf willow occurs along streambeds in the canyon and flowers mid to late spring Utah agave grows within the Juniper community in more arid desert like areas within the canyon. It flowers during Mid-Spring. The Tamarisk is found in open areas of the canyon and flowers between July and
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course BIO 300 taught by Professor Frederikson during the Spring '08 term at N. Arizona.

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wforest_6 - Assignment # 6. Forest Plants (10 points) Name:...

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