|The plant produces one (mono) color of flower, rather than a variable mix|
(13 votes, 5%)
|The plant will produce only a single flower or fruit at a time (e.g., orchids)|
(86 votes, 35%)
|The plant will flower and produce seed or fruit in one season then die (i.e., annual plant)|
(28 votes, 11%)
|A plant that will die after producing seed or fruit, which may take several years|
(117 votes, 47%)
Botany Quiz: Monocarpic means
I was so [deleted] when my fishtail palm went to fruit.
Lol yall three. i haven't got a good one but I am laughing!
Had to look this one up...I had no idea! I know now though. Thank you for expanding my kjnowledge today !!!
Well, I have 'Scruples,' so I voted first (wrongly guessing Door No. 2) and then looked it up in the dictionary.
See my post here for June 27 if you want to grow some 'Scruples" of your own:
This message was edited Jun 27, 2005 8:37 PM
My first thought was about a Koi......but my sense of humor wasn't fine tuned today until I read the first replies. Thanks....I needed that! LOL
Believe it or not, a somewhat wild guess got me the right vote. I just figured the word wasn't used that much and was rather unique sounding so I took the most unique answer.......Logic...I dunno?
Wow, I think this is the first botany quiz I've gotten right! *big grin*
The car that Mono picked ~ Mono car pic
Mo doesn't want to pick the car ~ Mo no car pic
This message was edited Jun 28, 2005 11:34 AM
I don't know the answer.
It would be nice if the answer was posted. Just because, "A plant that will die after producing seed or fruit, which may take several years", has most of the vote doesn't make it the correct answer.
I like QueenB's comments the best. I'm a horticulture student, working on my certificate, and I had to look it up, Woe is me! I agree that it would be nice to have the answer posted after the vote....
The way the voting booth is structured, there isn't a way for me to post the "correct" answer for users to see after you vote. This is the same voting booth we use each week for all kinds of fun questions, most of which ask for opinions, so there is no "right" answer - and the main reason we have a weekly question is for the discussion it generates on the accompanying thread ;o)
The good news is the answers to all botany quizzes can be found in either Garden Terms or Botanary - and I hope these periodic quizzes nudge people to use those tools more frequently. I usually post a confirmation of the correct answer by the time the week is winding down and most people have voted already.
O.K., so I found the Garden Terms section and I read the definition - which I got wrong!
I don't think I'd want one of these plants. How terrible to wait several years for something to bloom, and it die and never come back.
How about a DG person with one constant carp about a problem?
What??? You mean some people look it up BEFORE voting??? That seems so wrong! lol. I have a strong ethical code against cheating. Even on a poll for fun. Maybe I'm too uptight? :-)
Yes - when people are stumped they look first. I had to look, so I didn't cast a vote. I just said my piece after finding out what it meant.
No ethical dilemma - it's an "open book" test, as is most of life. (It's not what you know, it's whether you know where to find it ;o)
touché @ monocromatico (chuckling - I should have used that as one of the choices ;o)
Oh goodie. I've always loved open book tests. I wish my instructors at the college I'm attending would give some!
great quiz this time and great laughs - i like the prefers to be single carp - its all about lifestyle choices for gardeners
I did get it - w/o looking - but then as I read the responses - aside from the humorous ones, I don't think everyone got it even after looking it up.
Mono will always mean "one" - so it is particularly strange that this august body voted so often for the one selection that wasn't about "one" ..... hmmmmmmm....
I did remember what a carpel was from Botany 101 - back in the Age of the Dinosaurs.
Ah, but that choice is also about one... It only blooms or produces seeds ONE time and then it dies. Thats one cycle. :-)
Annuals can be but not necessarily so.
Monocarpic is a plant that dies after producing flower,seed or fruit no matter how long it takes.
The ovary which have only one 'Carpel' is called as Monocarpic
Cardiocrinum Giganteum- 7 year wait, and thats it!!