I was looking forward to botany this term, knowing that much time would be spent keying out plants. Today we started with Brassicaceae and I discovered that the mustard family comes to you straight from the devil. The nuances were lost on the me the first, second, and third times around. Finally I arrived at the target genera, and then snippily flipped my pages looking for species right up until the last 30 seconds of class. I had one gimme of Arabidopsis thaliana which I recognized right away (one would hope). I’m partnered up again with Kevin who was in my soils lab last term and true to form, when I turned my back, he copied my data down. Count your own carpels infidel!
I also discovered that my new needle probes are very sharp, sharp enough to go right through your skin.