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Plant Naming Remedial

  1. Prepare a simple outline of the 'Plant Nomenclature and Classification' and 'Plant Life Cycles' sections of the Idaho Master Gardeners Handbook pages 3-2 to 3-6.
  2. For five of the plants you have grown write their common and scientific names
    Common Name Scientific Name

     

     

     

     

     
  3. Define cultivar.
  4. Find in your reading or online a common bedding plant cultivar. Record the information below:
    Common Name Scientific Name

     
  5. In horticultural terms, define hybrid.
  6. Find in your reading or online a common bedding plant hybrid. Record the information below:
    Common Name Scientific Name

     
  7. Describe the two parts of a scientific name.
  8. Describe two ways scientific names are better than common names.
  9. Using the idea of classification heirachy, describe which plants are most closely related: plants in the same family or plants in the same genus?
  10. Compare and contrast annual and biennial life cycles.