Horticulture 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
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  • 12/5/22 - 12/9/22

     

    Monday-  Vocabulary Review.

    Tuesday-   Vocabulary Test #3

    Wednesday-  Work in garden if weather permits.

    Thursday- Work in garden if weather permits.  

    Friday- Work in garden if weather permits.      

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  • Vocabulary 41-60

     

    The following words will be on the third test. The test format will be a fill in the blank with a word bank. All classes will be tested on these words. Each day I will add that days vocabulary on this announcement until all 20 have been added. The test will be held Dec. 6, 2022.

     

     Parents/Students: There will be a vocabulary check done on Dec. 1, 2022. Each set of words should be dated as follows with the corresponding vocabulary and each set should be on its own page.

     

    11/16/22

    41. Rhizome- A somewhat elongate usually horizontal subterranean plant stem that is often thickened by deposits of reserve food material, produces shoots above and roots below, and is distinguished from a true root in possessing buds, nodes, and usually scalelike leaves.

    42. Stolon- A horizontal branch from the base of a plant that produces plants from buds at its tips or nodes.

    43. Bud- Modified leaves growing just below a flower. Often confused with the flower itself.

     

    11/17/22

    44. Whorl- A circular arrangement of like parts, as leaves or flowers, around a point on an axis; verticil.

    45. Verticil- A whorl or circle, as of leaves or hairs, arranged around a point on an axis.

    46. Perianth- The floral structure comprised of the calyx and corolla, especially when the two whorls are fused.

     

    11/18/22

    47. Corolla- The part of the flower that consists of the separate or fused petals and constitutes the inner whorl of the perianth.

    48. Calyx- The usually green outer whorl of a flower consisting of sepals.

    49. Sepal- One of the modified leaves comprising a calyx.

     

    11/28/22

    50. Carpels- One of the ovule bearing structures in an angiosperm that comprises the innermost whorl of a flower.

    51. Angiosperm- a plant that has flowers and produces seeds enclosed within a carpel.

    52. Pistil- A single carpel or group of fused carpels usually differentiated into an ovary, style, and stigma.

     

    11/29/22

    53. Ovary- The enlarged rounded usually basal portion of the pistil or gynoecium of an angiospermous plant that bears the ovules and consists of one or more carpels.

    54. Ovule- The plant part that contains the embryo sac and hence the female germ cell, which after fertilization develops into a seed.

    55. Style- The filiform usually elongated part of the pistil bearing a stigma at its apex.

    56. Stigma- The usually apical part of the pistil of a flower which receives the pollen grains and on which they germinate.

     

    11/30/22

    57. Petal- One of the modified, often brightly colored leaves of the corolla of a flower.

    58. Stamen- The pollen producing male organ of a flower that consists of an anther and a filament.

    59. Anther- The part of the stamen that produces and contains pollen and is usually borne on a stalk.

    60. Filament- The anther bearing stalk of a stamen.

     

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