יומן של Flowering plants

ספטמבר 25, 2020

5 IDs

  1. Red Maple: The leaves have closely toothed edges with v-shaped indentations with 3 lobes this suggests a red maple
  2. Sugar Maple: The smooth edges with some notches and red-brown twigs suggest sugar maple
  3. Common Dandelion (taraxacum officinale)
  4. Norway Maple
  5. Red maple: closely toothed edges, with v indentations and three lobes
  6. Billbug Weevils (Genus Sphenophorus)
  7. Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)
    8.Black Maple: 3 lobed with orange-brown twigs that appear to be hanging

  8. Norway Maple: Smooth edges with a few notches and rounded sinuses
  9. Pokers (Genus Kniphofia)

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ספטמבר 24, 2020

5 IDs for Maple Species

  1. Silver Maple
  2. Thin flat simple leaves with toothed edges and 5 lobes. By dichotomous key, it should be silver maple
  3. Research Grade
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60566101
  5. Sugar Maple
  6. Simple leaves with smooth edges with five lobes. Looks like it!
  7. Research Grade
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60564873
  9. Norway Maple
  10. Flat and thin leaves with smooth edges and with five lobes. It does look like Norway Maple.
  11. Research Grade
  12. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60557701
  13. Black Maple
  14. Mostly 3 lobed leaves with smooth edges. And the simple leaves are arranged opposite on the same twig. This is most likely black maple.
  15. Research Grade
  16. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60458903
  17. Silver Maple
  18. 5 very distinct lobes with toothed edges and sharp V-shaped indentations. It should be silver maple.
  19. Research Grade
  20. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60560966

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ספטמבר 23, 2020

Clover Flowering Adaptation, Narrow Leaf Adaptation, Drummond's Aster Placement

  1. In my observations of clover, they have a high flower-to-stem ratio. This is a very useful adaptation for small species like clovers. Since they are less resistant to changes in climate and, given their small sizes, are prone to be stepped on or consumed by local, clovers need to have an abundance of flowers to ensure its reproduction.
  2. Although our observations are taken in Montreal and Winnipeg, most of our plants have narrow leaf. Having narrow leaves reduces moisture evaporation. For both of our locations, the climate is not exactly humid and the precipitation is not abundant. This narrow leaf adaptation helps plants to endure occasional dry weather and is very crucial for their survival.
  3. Drummond's aster, symphyotrichum drummondii, share recent ancestors with symphyotrichum burgessii, and rayless alkali aster. There most recent common ancestors include Texas sleepydaisy, dwarf rabbitbrush, viscid tansyaster and so on.

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Grey

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ספטמבר 21, 2020

Wild Asparagus Phylogenic Placement, Common Bright Colour and Golden Rod Adaptation

1) Wild asparagus (asparagus officinalis) has the most recent common ancestor species of asparagus fallax, garden asparagus, asparagus stipularis and 41 other species. It is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus.

2) Despite varying locations and slight differences in climates our observations have some common traits that occur due to the evolutionary advantage these traits allow for. Brightly coloured leaves, flowers or seeds contrast different parts of the plant and its surroundings allow for the attraction of pollinators which in term helps with reproduction. This bright colour is common to our flowering plant observations.

3) Golden rods (Genus Solidago) have many small flowers on each stem bunched together to allow for easier and more common pollination by pollinators such as bees. One bee is able to collect and drop pollen to many flowers efficiently due to the close proximity.

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ספטמבר 19, 2020

Phylogenetic placement of Borage + morning-glory adaptation + our project

1) Borage (borago officinalis) is a flowering plant of the family Boraginoidae. Part of the eukaryotic branch diphoda, borage and humanity's most recent common ancestor lived about 1500 MYA.

2) Though our observations are very diverse, they all have one common adaptation: flowers. Most of our observations have brightly colored flowers which attract pollinators, leading to reproduction.

3) Morning-glories (Genus Ipomoea) have long flowers that flare out at the top, increasing surface area available to absorb the light necessary for photosynthesis.

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