LABORATORY 3: USING THE KEY - REPRODUCTIVE CHARACTERS

Part II: Dissection Exercise

Using the Microscope

For all the dissection exercises in this course, you will be using a binocular dissection scope. Becoming familiar with its use will make the whole experience much more pleasant--you will see more and you won't become fatigued doing it.

MATERIAL TO BE EXAMINED

1.  Ranunculus

Take one flower, examine it, and note the following:  a.  sepal number _______     b.  petal number ________  
c:  stamen number________  d.  pistil
number.
Are the pistils free or fused? ________    The term for this is _____________

2. Gladiolus (Liliopsida):

3. Sesbania (Magnoliopsida):