Plants of the Day

 Lecture 1 Exam

 Lecture 2 Exam

 Lecture 3 Exam

 Halloween Bot-Costumes

Images of "plants of the day" mentioned in lecture will be added here as they are covered in lecture. Extra credit will be provided for solving the question given for each plant (questions will be on the lecture exams).


Lecture 1 plants

What is the largest herbarium in the United States?

How many plant specimens does it contain (rounded to the millions)?


What is this new named species which is the first species recognized as undescribed based on a photo seen in a Facebook post?


Helleborus (helleborine) from the buttercup family was the first plant used in chemical warfare. How was helleborine used to conquer the Corninthian city of Kirrha?


Lecture 2 plants

Antarctica is home to only two flowering plant species. On the left is the Antarctic hairgrass and on the right is what species from the order Caryophyllales (common name OK)?


Lecture 3 plants


Halloween Plant Costumes by Botany 400 Students


Musa X paradisiaca Anomodon vitisculosus Helianthus annuus
Lilium asiatica Thuja occidentalis Asarum canadense
Cucurbita pepo 2 Welwitschia mirabilis Cannabis sativa
Pterospora andromeda Humulus & Triticum Strelitzia reginae
Lygodium palmatum Ananas comosus Daucus carota
Toxicodendron radicans Carnegiea gigantea
Fuchsia magellanica Theobroma cacao Eremurus stenophyllus
Phytolacca americana
This could be you!


Halloween Plant Costumes by other Crazy Botanists

Dan Nickrent