(focusing on, but not limited to)

The second Lab Practical is not comprehensive with regard to identification–you will not be asked to identify herbarium sheets from the Magnoliidae, Hamamelidae, Caryophyllidae, and Dilleniidae.  However, you *are* expected to remember the basic vegetative and reproductive structures and terms (including fruit types and inflorescences) that we studied at the beginning of the semester, as well as concepts of classification, nomenclature, keying, and collecting.

Concentrate on

1.  Monocots vs. dicots.

2.  Primitive vs. derived characters as they apply to the families and subclasses of the Rosidae, Asteridae, Alismatidae, Commelinidae, Arecidae, Zingiberidae, and Liliidae

3.  Subclass, Family, and Genus identification of  red-dot herbarium sheets for these subclasses.

4.  Family characteristics, anatomy,  and terminology for covered families in these subclasses.  

5.  Subfamily characteristics in the Rosaceae

6.  Characters which distinguish the families of the Fabales.

7.  Head morphology in the Asteraceae and distinguishing features among the grass-like monocots (Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Juncaceae)

8.  Important plants and concepts from the course field trip

9.  Proper technique for collection, identification, and preservation of plants

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