Issue 49 Botany 101

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Botany 101

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1. If you notice cotyledons in your garden you know …
a. The true leaves of your coreopsis have emerged.
b. The seeds you planted 10 days ago have sprouted.
c. A stray yodeler has lost something important.

2. Monocots and dicots are:
a. Two categories of flowering plants
b. Something you take with you to sleep on when you go camping.
c. Two species of wildflower native to North America.

3. Which cotyledon is the monocot and which is the dicot?
Monocot Botany 101 - Figure 1   Monocot Botany 101 - Figure 2
Dicot Dicot


4. The arrows below point to specific flower parts. Do you know what they are?

Petal Botany 101 - Figure 3 Petal Botany 101 - Figure 4   Petal Botany 101 - Figure 11
Sepal Sepal Sepal
Tepal Tepal Tepal
5. Sepals as a group are known:

a. For their singing ability.
b. As the corolla.
c. As the calyx.


6. The corolla is:

a. The collective term for petals.
b. A type of car.
c. Another term for the calyx.


7. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a monocot?

a. Flower parts in multiples of three.
b. One cotyledon.
c. Parallel veins in the true leaf.
d. Stalked flowers that branch out from a single stem.


8. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a dicot?

a. Flower parts in multiples of four or five,
b. The flower has a large center surrounded by petals.
c. Two cotyledons.
d. True leaves have small veins that branch from a mid rib.


9. Which of these plants IS a dicot?

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a. Purple coneflower b. Maiden grass c. Tulip



10. Which of these plants IS a monocot?

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a. Gazania b. Pine tree c. Amaryllis