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eXtreme botany on a plate – with the answers!

From Dr M’s botany field course at the Lizard 2014, here’s Wizard Carter’s Lizard plant ID test on a plate!

How many can you do to family? genus? species?

Have a go then check the answers below, (taxonomy according to book of Stace):

1. Juncaceae Juncus foliosus (Leafy Rush)
2. Poaceae Glyceria declinata (Small Sweet-grass)
3. Crassulaceae Crassula tillaea (Mossy Stonecrop)
4. Cyperaceae Carex echinata (Star Sedge)
5. Calitrichaceae Callitriche stagnalis (Common Water-starwort)
6. Cyperaceae Eleocharis palustris (Common Spike-rush)
7. Montiaceae Montia fontana (Blinks)
8. Fabaceae Trifolium ornithopodioides (Bird’s-foot Clover)
9. Fabaceae Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover)
10. Fabaceae Trifolium micranthum (Slender Trefoil)





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