Collecting a Sample Weed

When collecting a weed specimen for identification, you should note the following aspects of the plant and its location:

    Collector's name (that's You!)




            Sun, shade, partial shade

            Moisture of the soil

            How the land is being used

            Soil type (sand, silt, clay, etc.)

            Other types of plants that might be present

    Growth form--tree, shrub, herbaceous plant, vine, etc.

    Height and width of the plant (include units, whether you use inches or feet!)

    Presence of any fruit or flower, and its color (record what you see, not information from a book)

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