CHECKLISTS FOR COMPLETING THE PLANT COLLECTION


First Five Plants

Full Collection of 20 Plants



FIRST FIVE PLANTS

If you can run through this checklist and honestly say you have completed each item, you should do well.

Plants
□    5 plants
□    plants dry
□    single half sheets of newspaper
□    labels in with plants
□    no non-angiosperms
□    no cultivated plants
□    no sterile specimens
□    nothing that violates rules of restricted list (i.e., prohibited or more than 2 from the limited list)
□    loose fruit in a paper envelope marked with your name and collection number

Identifications
□    plants *keyed* in one of the approved keys; name updated if needed
□    identification checked in student herbarium
□    authority included
□    spelling checked
□    citation noted

Labels
□    all label blanks filled
□    location includes city
□    location does not use right, left, near, off, behind, etc. but uses N, S, E, W, etc.
□    habitat statement includes 4 things
□    height is recorded accurately and units given
□    color is what you saw in the field
□    legible!

Presentation
□    newspapers neat
□    collection summary sheet in A-Z order
□    plants in A-Z order with summary sheet on top
□    loose dirt shaken out
□    field log handed in separately (with name on it!!)
□    on time
□    legible

FINAL COLLECTION

If you can run through this checklist and honestly say you have completed each item, you should do well.

Plants
□    20 plants
□    all plants from first 5 included (unless you had special permission to exchange one)
□    plants dry
□    single half sheets of newspaper
□    labels in with plants
□    no non-angiosperms
□    no cultivated plants
□    no sterile specimens
□    nothing that violates rules of restricted list (i.e., prohibited or more than 2 from the limited list)
□    loose fruit in a paper envelope marked with your name and collection number

Identifications
□    plants *keyed* in one of the approved keys; name updated if needed
□    identification checked in student herbarium
□    authority included
□    spelling checked
□    citation noted

Labels
□    both old an new labels included for plants that were in first 5
□    all label blanks filled
□    location includes city
□    location does not use right, left, near, off, behind, etc. but uses N, S, E, W, etc.
□    habitat statement includes 4 things
□    height is recorded accurately and units given
□    color is what you saw in the field
□    legible!

Presentation
□    newspapers neat
□    collection summary sheet listing all 20 plants in A-Z order
□    old summary sheet included
□    plants in A-Z order with summary sheets on top
□    loose dirt shaken out
□    field log handed in separately (with name on it!!)
□    on time
□    legible

Diversity
□    at least 15 families are present
□    at least one member of the Asteraceae is present
□    at least one fruit-only and one flower-only specimen present
□    both monocot and dicot specimen(s) are present
□    both woody and herbaceous specimen(s) present
□    plants from at least  three collection locations

last updated January 10, 2005