MSc Plant Diversity Field ID test

The MSc Plant Diversity students spent the afternoon of field day 9 walking the Lizard coast doing a field ID test.  While they identified I photographed – all photos taken in the field on a sunny but windy day so if any lack detail or depth of focus – sorry but these are not studio photos! The pleasing thing was how much could be photographed in the field in a short time including some characters that usually need a hand lens.

Students working on spot number 3, 10 minutes in to the test and only 20 metres down the track!

Students working on spot number 3, 10 minutes in to the test and only 20 metres down the track!

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Marks available for plant species (Latin and common name) , plant family and key ID features.  Here are photos taken in the field at the time – can you ID the 30 plants?

Answers will be available tomorrow on DrM Goes Wild. Twitter discussion on#MScPlDiv.

Answers now available http://drmgoeswild.com/spot-test-answers/

MScPlDivSpotFinished

Happy students at the end of the test. Cream tea here we come!

About Alastair Culham

A professional botanist and biologist with an interest in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.
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