Our aim is to assess if soil type is a factor that affects biodiversity. Specifically, we are looking to see if soil type affects the species of monocot grown from it. Ideally we would like to obtain a statistically indicative amount of samples in order to obtain a concrete conclusion. We will be going to three different locations, taking 24 monocot samples overall. In each location, we will be observing two randomly chosen quadrats. From each quadrat we will collect four monocotyledons. We expect to find Poa pratensis, Lolium perenne, and Festuca arundinacea, as they are the most common monocots in New Jersey (The Native Plant Society of New Jersey, 2013).