Horticulture 202 Laboratory 3


How to Write a Scientific Name

Practice Writing a Scientific Name

What is a Key?

Rules For Using a Key

Sample Key

Key Tutorial

Horticultural Sites

Practice Writing a Scientific Name

You are weeding your vegetable garden when you discover a turnip plant with an unusual growth habit. After doing a little research, you find out that one of your turnip plants has indeed mutated. Congratulations! You are allowed to name this pant. For a turnip, the genus name is brassica and the specific epithet (species name) is rapa. You decide to use Ace (the name of your dog) as the mutation's name. How would you write this name?

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