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FC: Plant Scavenger Hunt | By: Julia

1: A sporophyte is a plant in the spore-producing stage. The picture above is of a fern. The white-looking sorus contains many spores which help the fern reproduce when carried by the wind. | Date photographed: May 1, 2012 Location: WAMS | Fern

2: Moss is a plant that is dominate in the gametophyte stage. "Gametophyte" means that the plant produces gametes, otherwise known as sex cells (sperm and egg). | Location: WAMS Date photographed: May 1, 2012 | Moss

3: A vascular plant has long roots and can survive in dry areas. Someone could tell that this oregano plant is vascular because it is high off the ground and has long roots. Vascular plants contain vascular tissue and can grow in dry places. | Date photographed: April 30, 2012 Location: Duluth GA | Oregano

4: This picture is of some moss growing on a rock. Moss is a type of non-vascular plant; meaning that it does not contain vascular tissue and needs moist conditions to survive. Mosses have rhizoids (small root-like structures) instead of deep-growing roots. | Date photographed: April 30 2012 Location: Duluth GA | Moss

5: Date photographed: May 1, 2012 Location: WAMS | Ferns | Ferns are seedless plants. They reproduce by their spores which are carried by the wind to different locations. Spores are like seeds because they will sprout a new plant if they land in a place with proper conditions.

6: Date photographed: May 2, 2012 Location: Duluth, GA | These peppers are types of vegetables. Vegetables are edible plants that grow from seeds. | Banana pepper Habanero pepper

7: This tree is an example of a plant that originated from a seed. Trees are dominate in the sporophyte stage. | Date photographed: April 30, 2012 Location: Duluth GA | Tree

8: Date photographed: April 30, 2012 Location: Duluth, GA | Newspaper | This newspaper is an everyday object that was made from paper, which comes from trees.

9: Date photographed: April 30, 2012 Location: WAMS | The dandelion is a plant in which its seeds are dispersed by wind. The wind carries the seeds to different locations. If the conditions are right, a new plant will grow. | Dandelion

10: Apple Birdhouse | Dates photographed & locations: apple- May 6 - Duluth, GA birdhouse- May 4 - WAMS | These pictures represent seeds being dispersed by animals. Animals (such as birds) or humans will eat the seeds and then defecate them in places where plants may grow. birds are a common example

11: Date photographed: May 4, 2012 Location: WAMS | Annual rings are found on plants with woody stems (namely trees). The rings are made of xylem. Every band represents one year of growth. | Tree

12: Leaf | Date photographed: April 30, 2012 Location: Duluth, GA | which are microscopic holes for gas exchange, are located here. To be able to actually view stomata, one would need a microscope. | This photo is of the underside of a leaf. | Stomata,

13: This plant is a hosta. The leaves of a plant have the most chlorophyll in them, as shown above. | Date photographed: May 1, 2012 Location: Alpharetta, GA | Hosta

14: Cypress Tree | Date photographed: April 30, 2012 Location: Duluth, GA | This cypress tree is classified a a gymnosperm. Gymnosperm means that the plant has "naked" seeds-- they are not enclosed in a fruit. Gymnosperms typically have seeds that are encased in cones and have needle-like leaves.

15: Date photographed: May 13, 2012 Location: Duluth, GA | Stargazer Lily | A Stargazer lily is an angiosperm. Angiosperms are flowering plants that produce fruits. The arrow is pointing to the anthers, which contain the pollen for the plant to reproduce.

16: This petunia is another example of an angiosperm. Here you can see the petals which attract pollinators. | Petunia | Date photographed: May 2, 2012 Location: Alpharetta, GA

17: Ivy | Date photographed: May 12, 2012 Location: Duluth, GA | Certain plants react to chemicals, light or touch. This is called tropism. A common example would be ivy. When the ivy grows, it clings on to or wraps around to anything it touches. This is tropism due to touch.

18: This petunia is a type of annual plant. Any annual plant completes its life cycle in one full year. A flower's life cycle consists of a germination stage, a flowering stage, and finally the flower will die. | Petunia | Date photographed: May 2, 2012 Location: Duluth, GA

19: parsley | Date photographed: May 6, 2012 Location: Duluth, GA | Parsley is a kind of biennial plant. Unlike an annual, the biennial takes two years to complete its life cycle.

20: Date photographed: May 2, 2012 Alpharetta, GA | Day Lily | Day lilies are classified as perennials. "Perennial" means that the plant can live for more than two years.

21: Thank you | For watching!

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