- I love our group pictures!
According to The Ohio Journal of Science The Cedar Bog is a nature preserve relict boreal bog situated in the Mid River valley Champaign County, west-central Ohio. It originated from the retreat of Wisconsin glacier it has been maintained by the combination of a usually cool moist microclimate and a uniform flow of cool water. The blog clog explains that a true blog is compared to a bathtub with a drain that is clogged. The picture highlights the breakdown of the bog. It emphasizes that water enters a rain but escaped mainly by evaporation. The dead plants pile up on the bottom creating a layer of peat . The decaying plants make the water acidic and stained brown . The sphagnums moss creates a floating.
Another pictures explains the hydrology . The picture breakdown that the bog valley is like a hose filled with water and held in an “U” shape. Which I love and appreciate how there breaking down how bogs work. The breakdowns are very visual. It explains how if you punch a hole in the top of the curve, water comes bubbling up. The Cedar Bog wetlands are like the leak in an hose . The water reaches through the surface runoff from the uplands around the site. The groundwater filtering through the gavel left by glacial hills. The Deep groundwater following a buried ancient Teays River Valley hat was filled with glacial sand and travel.
On another side the geology the picture explain how south ward moving glaciers reached the bedrock hills of Baltimore which resulted the formation of end moraines that ended the valley between the glaciers forming a line to the east and west of Cedar Bog leaving the site in the bottom of a valley. The hills are sand and limestone gravel that drop as the glaciers melt. The sand and gravel also filled the valley between the glaciers. The aquifer because water flow through them the entire mad river valley.. The water is forced to the surface at the low spot in the valley that forms the unique habitats of the bog. The northern white cedar and other northern plants survive at cedar bog is because of the groundwater
2. My two pictures were monocots.
I am sorry my picture is so big. I kept trying to adjust it but its getting to complicated.
-Skunk cabbage is a perennial wildflower that grows in swampy, wet areas of forest lands.
-For the insects that love the scent and nectar from the skunk cabbage plant, it is a natural and healthy part of their diet. For human beings, dogs, cats and other mammals, it’s a totally different story.
-This unusual plant sprouts very early in the spring, and has an odd chemistry that creates its own heat, often melting the snow around itself as it first sprouts in the spring.
The skunk cabbage is part of the Araceae family.
My second picture of my monocot is an orchid . The reason I know is monocot is because Flower petals in multiples of 3’s and Leaf veins runs in parallel.
- Orchids are one of the oldest family of flowering plants. Orchid varieties have been found all over the world. This leads experts to believe they have been around since before the continents separated!
- Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants. With more than 25,000 species, there are more orchids on the planet than mammals and birds!
- The smallest orchid is the size of a dime. The largest weighs several hundred pounds!
The march marigold is apart of the buttercup family because it has not petals. Instead it has a clustard of followers that make the plant up to 5-9 petals
fun fact Did you know marigold flowers contain lutein, a substance that offers a whole lot of benefits to the human eye?
The flower helps with medicine for people.
The plant prairie is apart of the Asteraceae family. It has a composite head with disc florets .I also know its apart of the Asteraceae because the professor told us’ keep trying to find the plant online but its not coming up so I cant find a fun fact and the rest of my pictures aren’t good enough to post.
My third picture is a picture of a hemlock which is part of the Apiaceae family that is on the bottom to the right .
fun fact-Poison-hemlock stems have reddish or purple spots and streaks, are not hairy, and are hollow. Leaves are bright green, fern-like, finely divided, toothed on edges and have a strong musty odor when crushed.
Hemlock has a huge effect on the human population. The alkaloids can affect nerve impulse transmission to your muscles, eventually killing you through respiratory failure.
Hemlock roots hold stream banks in place; and their branches shade the water keeping water temperatures stable, cooler, and more oxygenated—a necessary condition for many aquatic species like brook trout. Their dense foliage intercepts precipitation, preventing nutrient run-off and sedimentation.
The plant is apart of the lily family. The plant is also a monocot.
The characteristics that it shows its part of that family is because it has 3 sepals and 3 petals
Solomon seal is used to treat lung disorders.
The berries of False Solomon’s seal are reportedly edible and also are red according to some other sources