This lab focuses on the ability to classify plants based on specific characteristics.
SLO – 5: Describe phylogenetic relationships and classification schemes.
SLO – 6: Identify the major phla of life with an emphasis on plants and animals, including the basis for classification, structural and physiological adaptations, evolutionary histry, and ecological significance.
Listed below are some interesting places in and around Houston to study plants.
Houston Arboretum: http://houstonarboretum.org/
Armand bayou Nature center: http://www.abnc.org/
Maas Nursery Kemah: https://maasnursery.com/
Houston Zoo: http://www.houstonzoo.org/
If you are not able to visit a nature center, arboretum or nursery to photograph and look at plants, you may use the following websites as alternatives.
Choose one plant from each of the categories on the worksheet and answer the questions about that plant. The categories are the headings – moss, fern, gymnosperm, angiosperm dicot, and angiosperm monocot.
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