QUIZ 4 STUDY GUIDE
I. Monocots and Dicots
II. Oak and maple lab
III. Medicine from Plants (Michelles talk)
IV. Rare species conservation (Elizabeths talk)
V. Vocabulary (see vocabulary sheets and earlier quizzes)
I. MONOCOTS VERSUS DICOTS
One cotyledon (s
New England Wild
1 of 8 species in the world listed
22% of all US plant species imperiled
Over 100 in
FERNS AND RELATIVES
Life cycle of a Lycopod
Lycopodiaceae (tree-clubmosses): Dendrolycopodium
Huperziaceae (firmosses): Huperzia
Isoetaceae (quillworts): Isoetes
Life cycle of Equisetum (horsetail)
Equisetaceae: Equisetum hyemale (tall scouring rush)
Attention Biology Seniors!
Help us improve the Biology major and student experience!
Join a Focus Group run by the Oce of Academic Planning and
Assessment and help us identify the strengths and challenges of your
undergraduate Biology experience.
QUIZ 6 (FINAL) STUDY GUIDE
I. Leaves and Stems
II. Flowers and Inflorescences
III. Plant Reproduction
IV. Fruits and seeds
V. Monocots (including Grasses (Poaceae), Sedges (Cyperaceae) and Rushes (Juncaceae)
VI. Ferns and Lycophytes
I. Leaves and Stems:
Differ from woody plants in that all aboveground parts die back
every year (with a few exceptions).
Annuals: herbaceous plants with fibrous roots, that survive <1 y.
and reproduce only by seeds.
Biennials: herbaceous plants that form veg
BIOL - 487H Tropical Field Biology (4 credits)
Study biology in Belize
over Spring Break 2015
12 (noon) Wednesday, October 1, 203 Morrill III
5pm Thursday, October 9th, 319 Morrill II
More info and on-line application:
QUIZ 5 STUDY GUIDE
FERNS AND RELATIVES
The first land plants evolved some 420 million years ago, and did not have vascular tissue. This meant
that they were short, close to the ground, and limited to living in wet areas. Each cell had to have
One leaf per node
Two leaves per node
Three or more
leaves per node
or bud scar
Quiz 2 will be one week from today
Lectures covered will all be posted on Moodle by tomorrow
Habitats and communities
Basic anatomy of plants we are seeing in the field
Dont forget to work on your digital collections!
Digital Plant Collections
How to collect images
How to record relevant data
How to keep it organized
How to upload in PlantShare
Taking digital photographs:
1. Repeat the same shot until you are very sure the focus is on the plant, or on the
Introduction to Go Botany
This will be your textbook for the coursefree!
Go Botany was created by New England Wild Flower Society
Based on Haines Flora Novae Angliae
most recent, complete & up-to-date
Does not include species descriptions
But it does incl
Welcome to Flora of New England BIO 426
Objectives: The main goal of this course is to become familiar with the vascular plants of New
England, and to learn the various skills necessary to identify them. These skills include:
1) Close observation of plant
This is Biology 426
Flora of New England Lecture
Prof.: Tristram Seidler
TA: Michelle McKee
This is a hands-on plant identification course.
4 field trips plus campus walks.
Dress appropriately including weather-proof footwear