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Plant Nomenclature Remedial

  1. King David came over for good soup. List the words this mnemonic helps us remember.
     
  2. For each organism complete the table:
    Scientific Classification Humans external arrow Earthworm external arrow
    Kingdom
    Phylum
    Class
    Order
    Family
    Genus Staphylococcus
    Species aureus external arrow

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

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

     
  5. Describe the two parts of a scientific name.
  6. Describe two ways scientific names are better than common names.
  7. Using the idea of classification heirachy, describe which plants are most closely related: plants in the same family or plants in the same genus?
  8. Explain how plants can also be classified by their life cycle.