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Marker 4 presentation

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Plants of the Eco Plot.

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Marker 4 presentation

  1. 1. Marker 4
  2. 2. Black Cherry Prunus Serotina • Native to Eastern North America • Leaves oblong and between two to five inches in length • Bark begins smooth with lenticels and breaks up as it matures (said to resemble burnt cornflakes) • Flowering often begins in late April with flowers occurring in clustered columns • The fruits are eaten by various animals, including White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, and the Eastern Bluebird Young Bark Mature Bark
  3. 3. Black walnut Juglans nigra • Native to Central and Eastern North America • Leaves range from 12-24 inches in length with fruit size at about two inches in diameter • Bark contains deep ridges and often forms a diamond pattern • The fruits contain a dye that was once used as hair dye • Flowering occurs in mid-April, with fruit maturation occurring in early October
  4. 4. Jewelweed Impatiens capensis • Native to North America • Leaves two to five inches in length with a waxy covering • The underside of the leaves appear silver when held under water • When touched, projectile seeds will often shoot out, giving this plant the nickname “touch-me-not” • The nectar is said to be a soothing solution for bee stings, mosquito bites, and poison ivy
  5. 5. Tall Goldenrod Solidago altissima • Native to North America • Leaves range from one to six inches in length • Stand two to four feet tall • Inflorescence bright yellow in color and ranging from three to seven inches in length • Flowering often occurs in late August
  6. 6. Japanese Stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum • Stands 6 to 36 inches in height with thin leaves • Native to Asia; considered an invasive species within North America • Originally used as packing material in the 1900s • Seeds dispersed by sticking to humans and animals to be carried • Grows well in both light and shaded conditions
  7. 7. Works Cited • http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=6 6 • http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PRSE2 • http://www.missouriplants.com/Greenalt/Juglans_nigra_page.html • http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/juglans/ni gra.htm • http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=3 2 • https://louisvillefreeschool.wordpress.com/classes/plant-walks/ • http://imgarcade.com/1/solidago-altissima/ • http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SOAL6 • http://texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symbol=MIVI

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