Lecture 5 - 03:27 ClassificationofPlants...

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03:27 Classification of Plants  Plant Classification Horticultural Life history Use What do you use it for Plant   Flower color Habit  Scientific Latin name (international understanding) Why classification Life history: Annual – flowers once and then its done  Biennial  Perennial  Use Ornamental – edible  Vegetable  Fruit
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Herbs and spices Medicinal Clothing  Dye  Form Tree Shrub Vine Grass Forb  Flower color May also go by flower shape  Habit Herbaceous vs woody Deciduous vs evergreen  Why Botanical classification? Plants often have multiple common names Black eyed Susan, sunflower Spring beauty, Bluebells, Sycamore, Black oak)  Plants do not always have a common name  Common names do not identify relationships 
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Common names can be misleading Spanish moss – doesn’t come from Spain  Digestibility of plants  When was classification developed? Folklore groupings:
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HORTI 120 taught by Professor Paterson during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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