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Plant Identification

What makes a daisy a daisy? And what does a daisy do? Students learn techniques for observing, collecting, identifying, and preserving plants. Hands-on activities help them hone their observation skills and learn how to identify and classify specimens. Students can put these skills to work in the field, observing plants and collecting specimens to press and preserve.

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How To Mount Dried Plants

You've dried and perfectly pressed your plants. Now what? See how to mount and protect your specimens so you can study and enjoy them for years to come.

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Plant Inventory

With an entire habitat in front of them, how do scientists actually inventory the entire site? Find out their tricks of the trade; then apply the principles to your own small site.

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Plant Morphology

From leaf margin and arrangement to the parts of a flower and a corn seedling, take an illustrated look at plant morphology with this collection of guides.

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Tips to Identify Poison Ivy

Did you know that the first time you come in contact with poison ivy, you probably won't get a rash? Every time after that, though, is a different story. Learn how to spot different varieties.

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