Adrianna, on her TREES page describes a tree that was used as a substitute for a beverage. What is the tree and the beverage?
Alyx, on the Hocking Hills section of her FIELD TRIPS page, describes a member of the Pea family that is an important food source for a certain bird. What is the name of the plant and the bird?
Amber, on her FIELD TRIPS page lists two interesting facts about Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi). What are those facts?
Amy, on her BOTANICAL SURVEY page describes a plant with opposite egg-shaped leaves fused into cups. What is that plant and what fun fact does she list about it?
Angela, on her FRUITS AND FLOWERS page mentions the etymology of the latin name of Great Lobelia. What is its latin name and why was it named that?
Anthony, on his FLOWERS AND FRUITS page mentions something interesting about the stamens of Asiatic dayflower. Explain why these stamens are different than most flowers and why they appear the way they do.
Ashley, on her FIELD TRIPS page mentions a neat hemiparasite we saw at Cedar bog. What is it and what does it parasitize?
Ben, on his TREES page mentions that Ginko trees are sometimes referred to as ______ _______. What are they referred to as and why is that?
Brett, on his PLANTS OF DURANCEAUX PARK page describes three vines. What are they and how can you tell them apart?
Christian, on his FLOWERS AND FRUITS page mentions an interesting wetland plant with an aggregate fruit. What is this plant and what does it smell like?
Drew, on his PLANTS OF THE LOWER OLENTANGY ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT page mentions two medicinal uses for Pokeweed, one traditional and one modern. What are they?
Dr. Klips, on his PLANTS OF GRAESSILE ROAD BLUFF page, mentions a roadside weed with a common name that is somewhat whimsically derived from the appearance of its leaves. Name the plant and the basis for its name.
Emily, on her TREES page mentions and interesting interaction between Witch Hazel trees and a insects. Describe that relationship.
Georgia, on her MARSH PRAIRIE FEN page, mentions her favorite herbaceous plant, jewelweed, which we saw in the Prairie. How did this plant get its other common name and why might that trait be beneficial to the plant?
Jenny, on her PLANTS OF GLEN ECHO RAVINE page, mentions a study that found something interesting about the type of area Fissidens taxifolius thrives in. What type of areas are there and why do they think this moss prefers to grow in them?
Jordan, on his TREES page mentions two reasons why Hackberry are important economically and ecologically. What are they?
Jude, on his HOCKING HILLS page, mentions one way to distinguish winged sumac. What is it and what use did Native Americans have for this plant?
Kasey, on her PLANTS OF LOWER OLENTANGY RESTORATION PROJECT page, mentions the most common lichen in Ohio. What is it and where is it typically found?
Kathryn, on her FRUITS AND FLOWERS page mentions one plant family whose fruits are mainly achenes. What plant family is that and how does she define achene?
Landon, on his FIELD TRIPS page mentions why members of the plant family Fabaceae are able to live in Prairies while other plants cannot. Why is this and what do bacteria have to do with it?
Logan, on his PLANTS OF ADENA BROOK OVERBROOK RAVINE page talks about Burning bush (Euonymus alatus), an invasive shrub. What is distinctive about their young twigs and why are they bought and sold as ornamental plants?
Luke, on his FIELD TRIPS page explains the etymology of the scientific name of Maidenhair ferns. What does the name mean and what is one feature of maidenhair ferns he mentions?
Nathan, on his PLANTS OF IUKA RAVINE page says that a certain tree is “mostly harmless unless you’re a horse”. Which tree is he referring to and why should horses avoid it?
Rick, on his COC page theorizes why Evening primrose has such a low CC. Why does he think this might be?
Tyler, on his FIELD TRIPS page mentions how Japanese stilt-grass was introduced into the US. How did that happen and how is this plant differentiated from native species?