2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Science

Preparing a Wildflower Field Guide for Thousand Hills State Park
Kelli L. Floyd
Dr. Elisabeth A. Hooper, Faculty Mentor

Botanical field guides are tools that help people identify plants outdoors. They can range from simple checklists with color photographs to books with detailed descriptions and illustrations of specific plant species in a given area (e.g., The Flora of Missouri). The purpose of this project is to develop a simple field guide to the common wildflowers of Thousand Hills State Park, a 3,215 acre park located three miles west of Kirksville, MO. The park is primarily woodland forest habitat and has a variety of colorful wildflowers that visitors can enjoy along the trails, roadsides, and lakefront. A simple field guide will allow visitors to identify the wildflowers they encounter while in the park. The guide will include photographs and basic information that will aid in identification of the most common and conspicuous wildflowers.

Keywords: wildflowers, field guide, Thousand Hills SP

Topic(s):Biology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-60
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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