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Identification and Classification of Grassland Plants

Identification and Classification of Grassland Plants

Introduction

Answer the questions on this sheet using the resources found on the Identification and Classification of Grassland Plants student esheet.


Plant Identification
What does a botanist study?

 

 

Why is identification of organisms important in biology?

 

 

How does using a field guide help to identify plants?

 

 

What tools should you use when identifying plants in the field?

 

Identification and Classification of Grassland Plants video
Why are prairies rare? How has the decline of prairies affected the plants, animals, and other organisms in the prairie?

 

 

Name the main structures of plants to look at for identifying.

 

 

What tools should you use when identifying plants in the field? Why?

 

 

Why is it important to photograph a plant rather than pick it?

 

 

What are classification systems used for?

 

 

How is the scientific name of an organism different from the common name?

 

 

Which is a scientific name? Which is a common name?

  • Tradescantia ohiensis
  • Spiderwort
  • Lead Plant
  • Purple Prairie Clover
  • Amorpha canescens
  • Petalostemum purpereum

 

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