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FC: Plant Scavenger Hunt | By: Sean Kennedy | Bio Periods 7,8,9

1: Entry #1 Poisonous Plants in Ohio | Pioson Ivy Rhus radicans | Dunphy, J. (1999). Poison ivy, oak, and sumac information center. Retrieved from http://poisonivy.aesir.com/view

2: Poison Oak Rhus Diversiloba | Growing Conditions: These plants can grow in hot or cold temperatures, dry or wet environments and in the sun or the shade.

3: Poison Sumac Rhus Vernix | They are found all across the US, and can be found in fields, gardens and in the forest.

4: Entry #2 Gymnosperm: Male Gametophyte | Eastern White Pine Pinus Strobus | Wendel, G. W., & Clay, H. C. (2011, October 22). Easter white pine. Retrieved from http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_1/pinus/strobus.htm | Growing conditions: Cool and humid

5: Entry #3 Gymnosperm: Female Gametophyte | Eastern Cape Blue Cycad Encephalartos Horridus | From: South Africa Growing Conditions: Desert-Like (hot, direct sunlight)

6: Entry #4 Angiosperm- Perfect Flower | Gerber Daisy Gerbera Species From: Western Hemisphere Growing Conditions: Indoor Temperature with Partial Sunlight | This flower is Perfect because it has both Male and Female Reproductive Parts | Plants, D. (2003). Gerber daisy. Retrieved from http://www.denverplants.com/flower/html/gerber.htm

7: Entry #5 Angiosperm- Complete Flower | Knockout Rose Rosa 'Radrazz' Hybrid Growing conditions: Cool Temperature with Partial Sunlight | This flower is complete because it has Sepals, Petals, Stamens and Carpels. | Evans, E. (2002). Roses: rosa knock out. Retrieved from http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/roses/knockout.htm

8: Entry #6 Dioecious Plant | Maidenhair Tree Ginko Biloba | From: China Grwoing Conditions: Direct Sunlight, Mild Temperature A Dioecious plant has two types of trees, one with the male reproductive parts and the other with the female parts. A monecious plant has both female and male parts on one plant. | Chandler, B. (2000). Ginko-the maidenhair tree. Retrieved from http://imaginatorium.org/sano/ginkgo.htm

9: Entry #7 Endosperm | Popcorn Zea Mays Everta From: North America | Growing Conditions: Hot to Cool Temperature Direct Sunlight Ltd., T. E. O. P. I. (2010). 20 things you didn't know about popcorn. Retrieved from http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-popcorn.htm

10: Entry #8 Plant that shows symbiosis with mycorrhizal fungi | Banyan Fig Ficus Rubiginosa From: Asia | Growing Conditions: Hot air, Partial Sunlight, Semi-Humid The benefit of this relationship is that the roots of the tree gain more surface area which allows for more absorption of water.

11: Entry #9 Monocot | Day Lily Hemericallis | Growing Conditions: Full Sunlight, Moderate Temperature Evans, E. (2011). Hemerocallis; day lily. Retrieved from http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/bulbs-summer/hemerocallis.html

12: Entry #10 Dicot with Compound Leaf | White Ash Tree Fraxinus species | Growing Conditions: Mild Temp, Direct Sunlight, Moderate Humidity | Roberts, D. (2001). Ash tree identification guide. Retrieved from http://www.anr.msu.edu/robertsd/ash/ashtree_id.html

13: Entry #11 Dicot with Simple Leaf | Japanese Maple Tree Acer Palmatum | Growing Conditions: Light Shade, Moist Soil, Little Wind | Evans, E. (2011). Trees: acer palmatum. Retrieved from http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/acer_palmatum.html

14: Entry #12 Bryophyte | Horsetail Growing Conditions: Warm, wet air and right next to water

15: Entry #13 Vascular Seedless Plant | Staghorn Fern Growing Conditions: Warm Air, Partial Sunlight and needs a strong host tree to grow on

16: Entry #14 Edible Leaf | Paraguay Tea Tree Ilex Paraguariensis Growing Conditions: Humid and Moderate Temp From: South America

17: Entry #15 Edible Root | Horseradish Armoracia Rusticana Growing conditions: Full to Partial Sunlight, Mild Temp and Humidity | Demand Media. (2011). What is horseradish?. Retrieved from http://www.essortment.com/horseradish-55042.html

18: Entry #16 Edible Vegetable that is not a Fruit | Flowering Cabbage Brassica oleracea Grwoing Conditions: Can handle cold winters, direct sunlight, little humidity From: Coastal Europe | Ombrello, D. T. (2011). Cabbage. Retrieved from http://faculty.ucc.edu/biology-ombrello/POW/cabbage.htm

19: Entry #17 Edible Fruit | Valencia Orange Citrus Sinesis Growing Conditions: Warm Temp, Slightly Humid Air From: South Vietnam

20: Entry #18 Fruit that is specialized for dispersal other than digestion | Black Walnut Tree Juglans Nigra | Grwoing Conditions: Mild Temp, Direct Sunlight, Moderate Humidity | OPLIN. (1997). Black walnut. Retrieved from http://lib.oh.us/tree/fact pages/walnut_black/walnut_black.html

21: Entry #19 Heterotrophic Plant | American Pitcher Plant Sarracena Species Growing Conditions: Hot-Humid Air and Right Next to Water | From: North Carolina

22: Entry #20 Parasitic Plant | Christmas Mistletoe Phoradendron flavescens From: New Jersey to Florida It is Parasitic because it gets its nutrients from the tree that it grows on. | Growing Conditions: A Strong Host and Mild Temperatures | Williams, S. (2011). Mistletoe. Retrieved from http://gardenline.usask.ca/misc/mistleto.html

23: Entry #21 Modified Leaf | Travelers tree Ravenala Madagascariensis | From: Madagascar Leaves are modified to catch water and funnel it to roots | Growing Conditions: Humid, Warm Temp, Partial Sunlight

24: Entry #22 Invasive Plant | Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Growing conditions: Most temps and humidities but not too hot or cold. | From: Asia Introduced in the 1800's and became a problem when it started to crowd out native species | USDA. (2011, October 11). Invasive species: plants-japanese honeysuckle. Retrieved from http://www.nalusda.gov/plants/honeysuckle.shtml

25: Entry #23 Cork of a Deciduous Tree | Saucer Magnolia Magnolia x soulangeana | Growing Conditions: Full Sunlight, Moist Soil, can handle slightly polluted air | Arbor Day Foundation. (2011). Magnolia, saucer. Retrieved from http://www.arborday.org/treeguide/TreeDetail.cfm?id=12

26: Entry #24 Epiphyte | Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin' Angel Bells x Claesiana Growing Conditions: Warm Temp, Humid Air, Partial Sunlight From: Hawaii An Epiphyte is a plant that grows atttached to another plant. It holds on to the other plant using it's roots. | National Tropical Botanical garden. (2011). Cattleya 'hawaiian wedding song virgin'. Retrieved from Cattleya 'Hawaiian Wedding Song Virgin'

27: Entry #25 Plant with Medicinal Use | True aloe Aloe Vera Growing Conditions: Ample Sunlight, Dry/Warm Air From: Africa The medicinal use of this plant is to help heal burns and relieve itching. | Ombrello, D. T. (2011). Aleo vera. Retrieved from http://faculty.ucc.edu/biology-ombrello/pow/aloe_vera.htm

28: Bonus #2 Edible "Wild" Plant Native to Ohio | Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Growing Conditions: Direct Sunlight and Open Spaces It's leaves are used in salads. | Brill, S. (2011). Identifying and harvesting edible and medicinal plants in wild (and not so wild) places. Retrieved from http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Dandelion.html

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