Field Ecology d9-12
1. What taxonomic groups does the plant in question 1 belong to?
2. In question 1 above, who am I? I have scaly and prickly leaves?
3. Who am I?
4. The plant above in question 3 would be considered an Angiosperms. Why? (check all that apply)
because it has fruits
because it has seeds
because it has flowers
because it has evergreen leaves
5. Both plants picture are in an important agricultural and ecological family. What family do they belong to? clue: both collected at penwood state forest
6. Once a very important tree in New England forest because of fruit it would make. Very few individuals reach mature size now because they get infected by an invasive fungus (blight). Who am I?
7. What is the latin name of this plant? Special plant, remains green even in the winter. clue: collected in Penwood
8. Both plants below would be considered?
They are all angiosperms
they are all invasive species
they are all Pteridophytes
they are all gymnosperms
they are all bryophytes
8a. The name of the plant on the left is?
hay scented fern
9. The plant below is an invasive species and has a mutualistic symbiotic relationship with what type of organism, allowing it to grow in nutrient poor soils, outcompeting native vegetation.
a sugar producing bacteria
a glucose producing insect
a N-fixing bacteria
an invasive beetle allowing
a insect defending fungus
10a. What is the common name of the plant above in question 9?
low bush bluebery
10b. What family does the plant in number 9 belong to?
11. What is the latin name of this plant species?
12. The plant species below belongs to an important plant family. Many people who suffer from fall allegories are because of this plant. Who am I?
12b. What is my latin name?
13. One of Mr. R's favorite tree. The "batman" tree. HINT. collected at penwood.
14. The plant below is one of CT worst invasive species, changing wetland ecosystems throughout the state. Additionally, work has been done in rearing a native beetle (a biological control agent) in an attempt to regulate it's population. What is it's Latin name?
15. Shakespeare in his play, As You Like It, wrote "Oh, Rosalind, these trees will be my books—I'll write my thoughts down on their bark. That way, everyone who passes through this forest will find your virtues everywhere. Run, run, Orlando, on every tree carve praises of her beauty, her virtue, and her inexpressibility." Which tree, shown below, was Shakespeare most likely referring to?
16. This is one of my favorite plant species. It's a "scratch and sniff" tree. Who am I?
17. This plant species has unusual flowers called catkins. It also is a "scratch and sniff" tree. It is related to other birch trees. Who am I? HINT: penwood
18. his tree has unusual green bark, with stripes running down it. Who am I? Think penwood.
19. I grow to be a gigantic tree and also have "jazz" hands. who am I?
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