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Botany - Stems,Leaves, and Roots - last part lab we were...

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Blane Smith October 17, 2007 Botany 104 Stems, Roots, and Leaves P: In our last lab, we examined many different kinds of herbaceous stems of angiosperms, examined the differences between a dicot stem and a monocot stem, and learned how to differentiate between roots, stems, and leaves. The first thing we looked at was a slide of Zea Mays and determined that it was a monocot. We also examined a ginger plant which is also an underground stem. We then looked at the internal structure of roots and were instructed to draw and label and cross section of a buttercup root. The next part of lab, we looked at a begonia leaf and an onion leaf. We had to draw and label all of the major veins, minor veins, petiole, and the actual blade of the leaf. However, the onion leaf did not contain a petiole and the veins were parallel. The
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Unformatted text preview: last part lab, we were introduced to many different vegetables that we eat everyday. We were introduced to plants such as the radish, celery, beet, aloe, kohlrabi, onion, and the water chestnut. U: In this lab we didn’t have many problems that we encountered. The only problem we had was with the ginger plant. It was very difficult because it does not have what we think of as normal leaves. The leaves looked like they weren’t even on the plant but they were located almost right on the nodes and between the internodes. N: From this lab, I’ve learned what many vegetables look like before they end up on my dinner plate. Before this lab, I didn’t know what ginger, aloe, or kohlrabi plants even looked like. I have also learned what plants belong to the perennials, biennials, and annuals....
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