For my methods project I will be using the species Tillandsia cyanea. This species is a type of plant found on campus in the Durfee conservatory. I chose this plant because it is relatively easy to find and it is most likely going to be in the same location at a future date when someone replicates my methods. Also there is a placard next to the plant identifying the species. Therefore there less of a chance of someone misindetifying the exact organism described in my project. This orangism lives inside the Durfee greenhouse, this means that time of day wont really affect the shadows and lighting of the photo. But if there's a difference in cloud cover at the time of the photos, this might have an effect on the lighting since the greenhouse is translucent. Factors to control include where the photo is taken from, flash being on or off, and if there is water on the plant if it has recently been watered.
This species has many morpholocial characteristics to describe for the purpose of this methods project. The are many leaves on this plant that seem to start at the base. These leaves tend to be about 12-18 inches wide and about .4-.8 inches wide and come to a point at the end. There is a couple brightly pink colored flower stock with a hard exterior. They have an overlapping V shape that seems to get smaller and tighter at the end of the flower stock. The are no actual flowers at the time the photo was taken.