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FC: Plant Scavenger Hunt By: Dana Sodd Period: 2

1: 1 | Poison Ivy (Toxicodedron Vernix) | Local to Cincinnati area and throughout the USA Description: It is a short, straight, woody stem that is 10 – 30 cm high shrub, from which grows a few leaves. Each leave has a long stalk that sticks the leaf to the stem and the leaf is divided down to the main vein, so it appears like three separate leaves. | http://poisonivyadvice.com/poison-ivy-description/

3: 1 | Poison Sumac (toxicodendron diversilobum) | Located in the western USA- Sunnier Climate (California) Description: Its leaves resemble those of an oak tree, appearing in groups of three,with toothed or lobed edges. In direct sunlight, the plant grows into a dense shrub, and in shadier areas it grows into a vine. http://www.ehow.com/about_5395090_description-poison-oak-plant.html

5: 1 | Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron Vernix) | Located in wet, swampy areas- Concord, Massachusetts Description: Poison sumac grows as a woody shrub, with each stem containing 7 to 13 leaves arranged in pairs. Poison sumac can be distinguished from harmless sumac by its drooping clusters of green berries. http://www.poison-sumac.org/

7: Male gametophyte Sago Palm (cycas revoluta) | 2 | native to the Far East and found in subtropical climates http://www.sunpalmtrees.com/Cold-Hardy-Palm-Trees-Sago-Palms.htm

9: Located in India, Madagascar, and New Guinea- in warm, sunny, and moist environments | Female Gametophyte Fern Palm (cycas circinalis) | 3

11: 4 | Perfect Flower Yellow Rose (Rosa Galbinus) | Native to Cincinnati Area This plant is perfect because it contains both reproductive systems of plants (stamen and pistil)

13: Complete Flower Orchid (Orchidaceae) | 5 | Native to Cincinnati area Complete flowers contain the stamen, pistil, sepals, and petals

15: 6 | Dioecious Plant Subalpine Fir Tree (Abies lasiocarpa) | Native throughout the USA Dioecious plants have male (staminate) flowers on one plant,and female (pistillate) flowers on another plant. Monoecious plants have separate male and female flowers on the same plant. http://www.saylorplants.com/SaylorPlants/Ref_Info/Dioecious2w.htm

17: Endosperm Lotus Plant (Nelumbo nucifera) | 7 | Found in many muddy ponds and swamps- Very abundant in Egypt http://www.kingtutshop.com/freeinfo/Lotus-Flower.htm

19: 8 | Mycorrhizal Symbiosis Clovers (trifolium) | Native to Cincinnati area The fungi have a constant a direct access to carbohydrates when in the mutualistic relationship. The fungi helps to access and make available phosphorous ions to the plant, that would otherwise be unavailable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycorrhiza

21: Monoecious Parlor Palm (chamaedorea elegans) | Found in mexico- keep in lower light with with lightly misted soul | 9

23: curring from Southern Ontario, Canada and in the United States from Kentucky http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_coffeetree | 10 | Compound Dicot Coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

25: 11 | Simple Dicot coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) | Native to Cincinnati Area http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2010/04/coltsfoot.html

27: 12 | Bryophyte Green Moss | Native to CIncinnati area and found throughout the world http://www.ohiomosslichen.org/

29: 13 | Seedless Vascular Florida tree Fern | found throughout Florida in very sunny and high moisture areas http://amerfernsoc.org/

31: 14 | Edible leaf Ginger ( Zingiber officinale) | Ginger cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean. Sunny and moist environments. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/ginger-000246.htm

33: 15 | Edible Root Malanga (Xanthosoma caracu) | Grows in hotter environmnets with moist soil- Hawaii http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-malanga.htm

35: 16 | edible vegetable Broccoli ( Brassica oleracea) | Found in dryer climates- India wiki.answers.com

37: 17 | Edible Fruit Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola) | native to Malaysia, Indonesia and Southern China. Found in hotter environment with moist climate. http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/star_fruit.htm

39: 18 | specialized dispersal dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) | Native to Cincinnati

41: 19 | heterotrophic Pitcher plant (sarracenia) | lives in regions with poor soil and high rain level (South America). May be considered heterotrophic because the soil it lives in lacks in nutrients. To make up for this the pitcher plant's sweet aroma attracts insects into its vase where they drown and are digested for their nutrients.

43: Parasitic Plant purple toothwort Lathraea clandestina | 20 | Found in warm climates (China) This plant is dependent on the food supply that other plants make for it to survive off of. To feed of the plant the toothwort attacks the plant's roots and attches onto them causing the nutrients that plant brings to be shared between oth plants. http://www.kew.org/news/kew-blogs/alpine-rock-garden/purple-toothwort-flowering.htm

45: Modified Leaf Asian Taro (Alocasia Odora) | 21 | Found in warmer, wetter, and shadier environments in East Asia. Large leaves help to catch a larger amount of sunshine, and curve of the leaf allows water to easily run off the side when there is an excess flow. http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/adapt.htm

47: Invasive plant Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) | 22 | Japanese honeysuckle is native to East Asia, including Japan and Korea. It was introduced to the United States as an ornamental plant, for erosion control, and for wildlife forage and cover. Japanese honeysuckle damages forest communities byout competing native vegetation for light, belowground resources, and bychanging forest structure. The vines overt opadjacent vegetation by twining about, and completely covering, small trees and shrubs. | http://www.in.gov/dnr/files/Japanese_Honeysuckle.pdf

49: 23 | Cork of tree Maple Tree | Native to Ohio

51: Epiphyte Lichenastrum (Dendrobium) | 24 | Found throughout the USA An epiphyte (or air plant) is a plant that grows upon another plant (such as a tree) non-parasitically or sometimes upon some other object http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphyte

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