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FC: PLANT SCAVENGER HUNT By: Sarah Kasper | Class Period: 2

1: common name: Poison Ivy scientific name:Toxicodendron radicans origin: United States conditions: sensitive to soil moisture, grows typically in wooded areas, grows on edges of areas common name: Poison Sumac scientific name: Toxicodendron vernix origin: United States conditions: found on rocky outcroppings and fence rows, grows exclusively in wet or flooded soils, usually in swamps common name: Poison Oak scientific name: Toxicodendron toxicarium origin: United States conditions: found in forests, lives in well-drained soil | Poisonous plants in Ohio | 1) | Poison. Great Plains Nature Center. Received October 21, 2011. From http://www.gpnc.org/poison.htm. Health Information. In Penn State Hershey. Received October 21, 2011. From http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=28. | poison ivy | poison sumac | poison oak

2: Gymnosperm- male gametophyte | 2) | common name: Eastern White Pine scientific name: Pinus strobus | origin: United States | conditions: sun to light shade, fertile, moist, well-drained soil | Eastern White Pine. In NC University. Received October 21, 2011. From http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/pinus_strobus.html.

3: Gymnosperm- female gametophyte | 3) | common name: Limber Pine scientific name: Pinus flexilis | conditions: live across a wide range of elevations, typically found in more open, dry areas | Limber Pine. In Utah State University. Recieved October 10, 2011. From http://extension.usu.edu/range/woody/limberpine.htm. | origin: United States

4: Angiosperm- perfect flower | 4) | conditions: grow in moist and well drained soil, high drought tolerance, exposed in full sun/part shade. origin: United States (Wisconsin) | common name: Knock Out; Purple Meidiland scientific name: Rosa 'Radrazz' | Knock Out Rose. In Choate USA. Retrieved October 18, 2011. From http://www.choateusa.com/RoseKnockOut.aspx. | This flower has both a stamen and pistil so is considered a perfect flower.

5: Angiosperm- Complete Flower | 5) | origin: United States conditions: full sun to partial shade, medium moisture, well-drained soil, roots should be kept cool and moist | common name: Donahue's Clematis scienitic name: Clematis 'Miss Bateman' | Scientific Names. In MS State. Received October 21, 2011. From http://www.msstate.edu/org/arboretum/findae.htm. | This flower has a stamen, pistil, petal, and sepal so is considered a complete flower.

6: Dioecious plant | 6) | common name: Eastern Cape Blue Cycad scientific name: Encephalartos Horridus | Encephalartos horridus. In Biodiversity Institute. Received September 28, 2011. From http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantefg/encephhorrid.htm. | Conditions: Suited to temperate and subtropical regions, requires full sun and excellent drainage, tolerates light to moderate frosts, and needs slighty acidic soil Origin: South Africa | - Dioecious means that each member of a species will produce either male or female cones. Monoecious produces both male and female cones on the same plant.

7: Endosperm | 7) | common name: popcorn scientific name: Zea mays averta | origin: United States conditions: requires low light, moderate watering | What is popcorn. In Kernel Season's. Received October 17, 2011. From http://www.kernelseasons.com/about-popcorn.php.

8: Plant that shows symbiosis with mycorrhizal fungi | 8) | common name: Japanese Cork Bark Black Pine scientific name: Pinus thunbergiana | conditions: thrive in acidic soil, fairly drought tolerant, grow well in full sun, and poor, but well-drained soils origin: Japan The fungi gets sugar (nutrients) out of the symbiotic relationship and the plant roots increase surface area and absorption. | Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergii. In Pinus thunbergiana. Retrieved October 16, 2011. From http://www.sunnygardens.com/garden_plants/pinus/pinus_2299.php.

9: Monocot | 9) | common name: Daylily scientific name: Hemerocallis thunbergii | origin: United States conditions: full sun, part shade, moist soil | Plant Base. In Deep Root Plant Base. Received October 21, 2011. From http://www.deeproot.co.uk/pbo/plantdetail.php?plantname=Hemerocallis%20thunbergii.

10: Dicot- compound leaf | conditions: acidic soil, tolerates low light conditions, needs to be well watered origin: Malaysia | 10) | common name: Hawaiin Umbrella Tree scientific name: Arboricola schefflera | Hawaiin Umbrella Tree. In Bonsai Gardener. Recieved October 10, 2011. From http://www.bonsaigardener.org/hawaiian-ubrella-bonsai.html.

11: Dicot- simple leaf | conditions: moist soil, can occasionally dry, grown in diffused light origin: South America | 11) | common name: Paddle-leaf Anthurium scientific name: Anthurium Ruffles | Top Tropicals Plant Catalog. In Top Tropicals. Received October 10, 2011. From http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Anthurium_plowmanii.htm.

12: Bryophyte | common name: moss scientific name: Bryophyta | origin: United States | conditions: typically grow vertically, moist environments, grow in clumps or mats, live in damp or shady locations | Moss. In Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia. Recieved October 16, 2011. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moss. | 12)

13: Vascular Seedless Plants | 13) | common names: Horsetail,Scouring Rush, Field Horsetail scientific name: Equisetum arvense L. | conditions: prefer wet soils, typically live in moist environments but can live on dry and barren sites such as roadsides. origin: Europe | Horsetail. In Utah State University. Recieved October 10, 2011. From http://extension.usu.edu/range/forbs/horsetail.htm.

14: Edible Leaf | 14) | common name: Paraguay Tea scientific name: Ilex paraguariensis | conditions: can with stand heat, may grow near streams, thrives at 1500 to 2000 feet above sea level | Tropical Plant Database. In Raintreee Nutrition. Received September 28, 2011. From http://www.rain-tree.com/yerbamate.htm. | origin: South America

15: common name: Ginger scientific name: Zingiber Officinalis conditions: naturally grows under tree cover, needs some shade, likes rich soil origin: Caribbean | Edible Root | 15) | Ginger. In Doctor Schar. Recieved October 16, 2011. From http://doctorschar.com/archives/ginger-zingiber-officinalis/.

16: Edible Vegetable (not a fruit) | 16) | common names: Cabbage, Kale scientific name: Brassica oleracea | origin: Europe conditions: tolerate cold weather, intolerance of competion so grows on cliffs in some places | Flowering Cabbage and Kale. In UCC Biology Deparment. Received October 16, 2011. From http://faculty.ucc.edu/biology-ombrello/POW/cabbage.htm.

17: #Edible Fruit | common name: Star Fruit scientific name: Averrhoa carambola | 17) | Star Fruit. In Star Fruit. Received September 28, 2011. From http://www.bijlmakers.com/fruits/starfruit.htm. | Origin: India, Indonesia Conditions:Tropical and sub-tropical climates, prefers rich loam, but also grows well on sand, heavy clay or limestone. It cannot stand flooding and needs good drainage.

18: Fruit (specialized for dispersal other than digestion) | 18) | common name: Japanese Maple scientific name: Acer palmatum | conditions: evenly moist, well drained soil, light dappled shade origin: Asia | Plant Fact Sheets. In NC State University. Received October 16, 2011. From http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/acer_palmatum.html.

19: Heterotrophic Plant | 19) | common name: American Pitcher Plant scientific name: Sarracenia species | origin: United States (North Carolina) conditions: usually in a boggy,sunny, grassy space, acclimated to cold winter | This is heterotrophic because their pitchers fill with nectar and rain water to trap their prey. Insects and small mammals are attracted to the water and fall into the pitcher where they are digested.

20: Parasitic Plant | 20) | common name: Douglas- Fir Dwarf Mistletoe scientific name: Arceuthobium douglasii | origin: found in many western states | conditions: grow on stems and branches of living conifers, restricted to the southern interior (not found west of Cascades, Washington, or Oregon) | This plant is a parasite because it weakens conifers making them more susceptible to attack by micro-organisms and insects. The conifers do not benefit whatsoever while the mistletoe gains nutrients and support. | Afarensis. In Science Blogs. Received October 23, 2011. From http://scienceblogs.com/afarensis/2006/12/04/defending_christmas_dwarf_mist/.

21: Modified Leaf | 21) | common name: wooly cactus | scientific name: Cereus eriophorus var. fragrans | Center for Plant Conservation. In CPC National Plant Collection Plant Profile. Received October 10, 2011. From http://www.centerforplantconservation.org/Collection/CPC_ViewProfile.asp?CPCNum=873. | conditions: prefers partial shade, grows on dry, sandy soil of coastal beams | origin: Mexico | - This is a modified leaf because it is used for protection of the plant.

22: Invasive Ohio plant | 22) | Bush Honeysuckle. In Bellarmine University. Received October 16, 2011. From http://www.bellarmine.edu/faculty/drobinson/BushHoneysuckle.asp. | common name: Bush Honeysuckle scientific name: Lonicera Tatarica | origin: Asia conditions: full sun is best but can survive in partial sun, can be grown most anywhere | This was introduced as an ornamental plant. They can rapidly invade and overtake a site, forming a dense shrub layer that crowds and shades out native plant species. They also alter habitats by decreasing light availability and depleting soil moisture and nutrients.

23: Cork of a Deciduous Tree | 23) | common name: Red Maple Tree scientific name: Acer Rubrum | origin: United States conditions: can survive with a wide variety of soil, develops best with moist soil | Maple Tree Identification. In MapleTrees. Received October 10, 2011. From http://www.maple-trees.com/pages/maple-tree-identification.php,

24: common name: Felt Fern scientific name: Pyrrosia Stgmosa | origin: Japan conditions: best in low sunlight, medium humidity,lives in soil that retains water and drains well | Epiphyte | 24) | Felt Fern. In Plant Care. Received October 10, 2011. From http://www.plantcare.com/encyclopedia/felt-fern-1446.aspx. | An epiphyte is a plant that grows on another plant upon which it depends for mechanical support but not for nutrients.

25: common name: Burn Plant scientific name: Aloe Vera | conditions: should be in full sunlight, not very frost tolerant, partial shade is okay origin: Mediterranean Region | Aloe gel is used for topical treatment for minor wounds and skin irritations. Aloe Vera can also be beneficial in treating Eczema and Psoriarsis. | Plant with a medicinal use | 25) | Aloe Vera Plant History Uses and Benefits. In Disabled World. Received September 28, 2011. From http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/aloe-vera.shtml.

26: Bonus 1: Angiosperm with non-insect pollinator | 26) | common name: Fuchsia scientific name: Fuchsia x hybrida | origin: United States condition: morning sun and afternoon shade | Erv Evans. In NC State. Received October 21, 2011. From http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/annuals/fuchsia.html.

27: Bonus 2: edible wild plant native to Ohio | 27) | common name: Chives scientific name: Allium schoenoprasum | origin: United States conditions: grow in sun, partial shade, thrive in well drained soil | Plant Fact Sheets. In NC State University. Received October 16, 2011. From http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/herbs/allium_schoenoprasm.html.

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