Lecture 11_Monocots

Lecture 11_Monocots - Asteraceae Liliaceae Apiaceae...

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Asteraceae Liliaceae Apiaceae Amaranthaceae Poaceae
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Asteraceae (Compositaceae) Family Aster, Daisy, Thistle, or Sunflower Family Largest family of flowering plants 1,500 genera and 24,000 species Orchidaceae (20,000 spp.) and Fabaceae (18,000) Few members have economic importance: Lettuce Artichoke Endive Jerusalem artichoke Safflower Sunflower Niger seed Tarragon Chicory Guayule Pyrethrum Vegetables Oilseed Coffee sub. Herb Rubber Insecticide
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Ornamentals Bachelor’s buttons Sunflowers Weeds Yellow star thistle Tansy-ragwort Spotted knapweed Cocklebur Dandelion Clot Bur Sow-thistle Ragweeds Skeleton weed Horseweed Canada, nodding and bull thistle w . e s t i l a n d c h r o m g f v b
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Lettuce and Leafy Vegetables Cool season crops Lettuce, endive-escarole and chicory Grown for tender leaf blades Dietary Low in food nutrients and energy High in bulk and fiber 4 main types Looseleaf or bunching Crisphead Butterhead Cos or romaine Heading Types www.ehow.com
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Lettuce - Lactuca sativa Crisphead Looseleaf Cos or Romaine Butterhead
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4 Lettuce Types Looseleaf or bunching Open rosette of leaves on stalk Variation in color, texture and shape More tolerant of environmental changes Crisphead (Iceberg) Large, solid head (2 lb. and 6” diameter) Dark color on outside, light on inside
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Lecture 11_Monocots - Asteraceae Liliaceae Apiaceae...

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