Dichotomous key

Dichotomous Key A. Leaves needlelike, plant tree form, fruit is a cone (Bin 1) A.  Leaves flat, plant herbaceous and flowering B.  Leaves Simple (Bin 4) B.  Leaves Compound C.  Flowers contain six petals, violet (Bin 3) C.  Flowers contain four petals, white (Bin 2)

D. keys

It seems I am not the only one struggling with this assignment. I understand the concept of dichotomous keys but I find it very difficult to decipher certain plant characteristics through a photograph. For instance, even on the exercise with the two different species of violets, I keyed out different …

Dichotomous Oy.

I chose to focus on just one feature present in the four bins. (Thank you, https://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/needles-leaves). And that was plenty. It’s a bit of a logic puzzle. It took me a long time to think my way through labelling the choices A/A1—F in the second version I wrote. Still not …

Dichotomous Key

This assignment was pretty interesting and challenging (for me) overall. I’m still getting used to the vocabulary, so this took longer than expected, specially when I was trying to understand the Hulten Master Dichotomous Key to identify the plants from the bins. It helped a lot to find and use …