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Plant Classification and Growth
Using ‘scientific’ plant names helps us communicate which plant we are talking about with others across the world (the scientific adhering world that is). There can be many common names, and they can contain information and stories about plants that a scientific name may not, but these common names make plants much easier to confuse with other plants, which can potentially lead to dangerous outcomes.
Officinalis: means it was once an official medicinal plant e.g Calendula officinalis
Vulgaris: means used by the common people and points to a traditional used medicinal plant e.g Mugwort: Artemisia vulgaris
Use this task forum to provide a definition of the terms dicotyledon and monocotyledon, with emphasis on leaf growth.
Photosynthesis happens in chloroplasts, they contain chlorophyll. Chlorophyll absorbs sunlight and using its energy converts carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen.
The light stage: light enters the plant, reactions occur and ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is created. ATP is a form of energy that allows processes to happen within a cell. Water (H20) is converted to Oxygen (02)
The dark stage: carbohydrates are formed, carbon dioxide is reduced to form G3P (three carbon sugars) and these join to make glucose. Glucose is used to make cellulose and starch which are bigger compounds and store energy.
Herbal study 2: Plant Science (part 2)