יומן של Plants in Canadian Cities

ספטמבר 22, 2020

Journal Entry Jeonguk Shin

In Southwest Calgary's Evermeadow neighbourhood, I made 10 plant observations. From my observations, one species that I located using OneZoom is Ipomoea tricolor. Commonly known as the Mexican morning glory, this species belongs to the Convolvulaceae family, Solanales order, Magnoliopsida class, Tracheophyta phylum, and Plantae kingdom. Since all observed species in our group project are green plants, one adaptation that they have in common is the presence of leaves. Leaves allow green plants to effectively and efficiently photosynthesize and exchange gas, helping them survive. One unique adaptation from one of my observations is the needle-like leaves of a pine tree. Needle-like leaves reduce water loss with lower surface area and lessen potential damage from snow accumulation, allowing pine trees to survive in harsher environments.

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ספטמבר 21, 2020

Journal Entry- Bioblitz

One of my tree observation looks like a Cercidiphyllum japonicum, belonging to the Plantea kingdom and the family of Cercidiphyllaceae. It has close common ancestors with species such as Daphniphyllum macropodum and Cercidiphyllum magnificum. Further ancestors visible on the phylogenic tree are eudicotyledons, gunneridae, pentapetalae, and saxifragales.All the observations made have an adaptive trait in common: they all have roots. Roots enables plants to reach for water and nutrients deeper into the ground, enabling them to have a greater access of those resources which are necessary for survival. Indeed, water is necessary for photosynthesis. Of course, giving their bigger size, trees grow bigger and more complex root system. One of my observations is a plant of the genus Hosta and the family Asparagaceae. The leaves are dripping down which shows an adaptive trait, because it allows the water to run down the leaves and fall to the ground, close to the roots and to prevent the growth of certain bacteria (by protecting parts of the plant from water)1.

1- Conservatory of Flowers. (2019). Plants Adaptations. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/Anne/Desktop/BIO111/Plant%20Adaptations.pdf

פורסם ב ספטמבר 21, 2020 07:24 אחה"צ על־ידי margaux-deroi margaux-deroi | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

ספטמבר 19, 2020

Plants in Canadian Cities: A Journal Post by Devin Walker

In Montreal's popular Jeanne-Mance Park, I have observed an abundance of plants. One such observation represents what I believe to be Taraxacum officinale (or the common dandelion) based on OneZoom's descriptions. Taraxacum officinale resides in the Asteraceae family, Asterales order and Plantae kingdom. As my group's project focuses on plants, all of our observations share the ability to photosynthesize. This common adaptation allows the plants to utilize light to produce energy. However, the Taraxacum officinale species has a rather unique adaptation of a bright yellow flower. This flower, in attracting bees and other pollinators, allows the species to reproduce through pollination.

פורסם ב ספטמבר 19, 2020 10:09 אחה"צ על־ידי devinwalker devinwalker | 1 comment | הוספת תגובה

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