Leaves

Locate at least five different kinds of leaves on Post. Identify the genus and, if possible, the species. Locate both needle-leaved and broad-leaved [8] plants, deciduous and evergreen[9]. Determine if they are simple or compound. Determine if they are simple or compound.

Analyze the geometries of your leaves, and consider such elements as thickness of skin [epidermis], protective devices, etc. Read Peterson on tree geometry[215-8]; Account for the differences in light [use a light meter if you have one to quantify these differences] in an open field, under an oak, under a dogwood, under a pine, under a spruce. See also stratification[p7].