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Plant ID Terminology On the back of your first plant ID sheet… take notes.

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1 Plant ID Terminology On the back of your first plant ID sheet… take notes

2 Common Name: easy, identifiable name in English EX: Dandelion

3 Botanical Name: Latin, in Western Garden Book- BOLD, LARGE binomial: Genus species Ex:Taraxacum officinale

4 Growing Conditions: Planting Zones, Sun or shade?

5 Flower Color/Bloom Time: List season it blooms And Color of flower EX: flowers spring, summer, and fall Yellow flowers

6 Water Needs: Use Western Garden Book, find symbol and read for description

7 Perennial/Annual/Deciduous/Evergreen Perennial= lives multiple years, survives winter Annual= lives 1 year, dies in winter Evergreen= green all year, does not drop ALL leaves Deciduous= drops ALL leaves in fall, grows back in spring

8 Leaf Description: Simple or Compound? Describe color, texture, margin (leaf edges)

9 Plant Height: You can use greater than or less than symbols(>6 or <6…) OR, simply read the information provided in the Western Garden book ex: plant gets 5 tall Ex: plant is less than 1 foot tall

10 Plant Habit : shape of plant, ex: rounded, upright, groundcover, pyramidal, cascading

11 Key Identifiers: main ID for plant How do you know that this plant is a dandelion…? –Yellow flowers –Toothed, simple green leaves –Sticky latex sap from leaves and stems


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