University of Minnesota Duluth Greenhouse Virtual Tour

Upper Greenhouse Map

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Upper Greenhouse Map

Soil Bed
Soil Bed/Turtle World

This is the ground bed, which means it has a soil floor. This is where the Box Turtle hibernates in the winter by digging into the soil. On the ground bed is a wet wall made of bricks with an automatic watering system, planted with water-loving plants. back to map

Box Turtle
The box turtle eats hibiscus most of the year. She contributes to the greenhouse by eating pests.

Elodea Tank
Elodea Tank
Elodea is a submerged aquatic plant with thin leaves that are used primarily in introductory biology classes. The thinness of the leaves enables students to observe cytoplasmic streaming. back to map

General class plants
Class Plants
Some of the biology classes require specific plants to be grown for specific labs. The most common are peas, beans, and corn. The general collection is also used for classes, and the higher light plants are grown in the upper greenhouse. back to map

The succulents in the upper greenhouse are bigger than those in the lower greenhouse. Most cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. In the picture at right, the viny plant above/through the round Mamalaria, is a succulent grape vine that is not a cactus. back to map
Close Up of Succulents

General Collection
Permanent Collection

The permanent collection is split between the two greenhouses with the more spectacular specimins in the upper "tourist" greenhouse. This is also an insurance policy against accidental freezing in one greenhouse or the other. back to map

Papyrus Tank with Rubber Ducky
Papyrus Tank
The Papyrus (Papyrus nanus) tank contains several types of aquatic plants (and a rubber ducky) and goldfish (not shown). Some of the other aquatic plants include water chestnut and aquatic liverwort. back to map

Research Area
Research Area

Current Projects:

The Craig/Itami/Etterson group is studying goldenrod (Soldago-see picture at right) gall flies.

The Etterson group is studying plant evolution using Campanula (see picture at left). back to map


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