Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Botany Boot Camp -October 13th, 2018

Books and Items Required for Botany Boot Camp 2018
    • An oldie but a goody. Fairly easy to thumb through in the field.
    • These should cost no more than $20.
  • Pack of moist towelettes (keeps those plant induced rashes at bay).
  • Pack of single sided razors or several sharp scalpels.

Other resources


From YouTube:
Other Web Resources:


Easy to understand illustrated list by Lena Strewe of Rutgers University. This is the handout we worked of of.

Families we looked at during class. 
FABACEAE ASPHODELACEAE (Aloaceae) ROSACEAE ASTERACEAE MALVACEAE (Now including the BOMBACACEAE)

Maps of Plants Here at the Arboretum in Some of the Families We've Covered
Rosaceae: 
Fabaceae: 
Malvaceae and Bombacaceae (Now all Malvaceae): 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FQ1yI3kJ_z9ICUrXr3UmMre9BPU&usp=sharing

Useful Links (let me know if any are dead)

Links for Plant ID Class

List of conifers and hardwood trees native to North America.
Full on University of Wisconsin course on plant identification and classification.
Very browsable list orders, families, genus and species with example photographs. Also includes usefull family key.
Gives you an idea of when plants evolved and what they are related to.
You can go through to genus starting from the kingdom Plantae.
Read the history of European plant classification.
Review terms you already know and learn new ones.
Part of http://waynesword.palomar.edu/index.htm, a great site for plant science and botanical ‘gee-wizz’ facts.
If it isn’t on this list, it isn’t. Includes links to online herbariums and the International Plant Name Index.
Another interactive key for finding families; a little easier to use than the one on plantsystemics.org
Mostly good for grasses
More of a poster that has some of the most common families identified by ovary position.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Maps to Plants in Families Covered in last Friday's Class

Check out as many of these plant family members as possible and look for the similarities among them. 

Moraceae: 



Rosaceae: 



Fabaceae: 



Malvaceae and Bombacaceae (Now all Malvaceae): 




Myrtaceae: