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Planet Farther

Eri Koike

Luisana Taveras

Caitlin McGowan

Crystal Reed

After exploring the Planet Farther, we found three main categories, which we labeled Category 1 (Ground level- 2 feet); Category 2 (2 feet- 6 feet); Category 3 (Over 5 feet).

In Category 1 with a total of 16 species, which was from the ground level to two feet, we found four species of grass or bladed plants (regular grass (approx. 3-6 cm), crab grass (15-22 cm), round silky grass (28 cm) and long flat grass (34 cm)), three species of leafy small plants (rounded heart shaped leaf (which varied in color, age and size (1-1.5cm), rounded scalloped edge leaf (which varied in size from 2cm-3cm) and clover-shaped leaf (.5-1cm)) The rest were categorized by leaf shape, leaf arrangement, cluster formation.

In Category 2, which was species from two feet to six feet, we found two species of bushes, which varied in color (deepness of green), appearance of berries and the difference in shape and branch uniformity.

In Category 3, which was species over five feet, we found three species of trees, which we labeled Tree One, Tree Two and Tree Three. Tree One, which was 25 feet, had a single trunk with the average leaf size of 10 cm and the way in which the tree branches out was in a uniform direction. Tree One, unlike Tree Two, had a high volume of leaves per branch. Tree Two, which we speculated might be of the same family, but the noticeable difference between the two trees were how they differed in trunk formation. Tree Two's trunk, unlike Tree One, was multi-trunked.

Conclusion: We found that through further study of the specific organisms, with a more specific scale the more diversity that can be found.

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