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Interactive Perennial Quiz #2--Plant Structure

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1. A swollen underground stem, broader than high, typical of crocus and gladiolus, is a:

corm
bulb
tuber
rhizome

2. A creeping and thickened stem, partially or totally underground, as in Bearded Iris is called a:

corm
bulb
tuber
rhizome

3. Leaves that are narrow, the same width throughout, about 4 times longer than wide, are:

elliptic
filiform
linear
elliptic

4. An egg-shaped leaf that is broadest above the middle:

orbicular
oblong
ovate
obovate

5. Reniform means:

circular
from the Isle of Renos
wavy-edged
kidney-shaped

6. Leaves with wavy margins are called:

revolute
sinuate
crenate
synchronous

7. Which of the following does NOT refer to hairs on leaf surfaces?

tomentose
rugose
racemose
pubescent

8. The anther and filament form the what?

pistil
stamen
calyx
corolla

9. Dioecious means:.

unisexual flowers on separate plants
unisexual flowers on the same plant
complete flowers on separate plants
blooming every other year

10. If flowers are on short,unbranched stalks off the main flower stem, this inflorescence is called a:

raceme
spike
panicle
corymb
 


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