Diario del proyecto Biol 111 Group 4 iNaturalist Project 09/15

22 de septiembre de 2021

Journal Entry 1 - Ania Merabia

I analyzed the phylogenetic tree of the curled/curly dock plant. The genus is rumex and the species is crispus. The family of the curly dock plant is the polygonaceae family, the order is caryophyllales and the kingdom is plantae. Lastly, plants are descended from eukaryotes.

The curly dock plant is a green, land, vascular, seed, and flowering plant.

All of the observed species in my group project share the adaptation of being vascular plants. They all have "vessels" or tubelike tissues that transport materials (water, glucose, general nutrients) throughout the plant. An example of nonvascular plants is moss, none of the plants we observed is moss.

One of the plants I observed is the greater burdock plant. They have a unique adaptation that none of the other plants observed have and that is phyllaries with hooked tips. This clever adaptation allows the seed to attach to animals and other organisms that pass by and disperses it to a new location when they're removed by the organism or simply fall or ar rubbed off. The reason the this trait was selected is because if all of the plants grew close to each other they'd be competing for too few resources to support all of the plants and they'd all die, by growing further apart they're ensuring resources will be more or less evenly dispersed

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Journal entry 1 - Lea Hajj Moussa

One of my ten observations was a chicory flower, it was one of the two flowers I had observed but it was the only flower with brightly coloured (purple) petals. This adaptation suggests that the chicory flower I observed is a pollinating ground for pollinators as the bright petals are bound to attract them.

All of my observations were plants on the ground/very near to the ground. This means that all the plants I observed rely heavily on their roots to ensure they receive the nutrients and water from the soil. They all have root hair cells that absorb water by osmosis and mineral ions by active transport into the plants.

I chose to look into the phylogenetic tree of the Red Shank on OneZoom. This plant is part of the Adenostoma genus and the A. Sparsifolium species. It is best found on north facing slopes at about 4000 ft of elevation.

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17 de septiembre de 2021

Journal Entry 1 - Annie

I believe I found Red Baneberries, which differ from all of my other observations because they are fruit, and my other observations are weed, leafy plants and flowers. In addition, these berries consist of fertilized seeds, plus the ovary wall, which my other observations do not have in common with the red baneberries.

The observations that I took are all plants that are low to the ground. These plants all take up essential nutrients from the soil through their roots and the air through their leaves. They also all share the same cell structures, such as the cell wall, chloroplast, and vacuoles.

I chose the flower chicory to observe on Onezoom and its phylogenic tree. The flower is part of the Cichorium Dubium species, part of Cichoriinae, a tribe in the plant family Asteraceae. This tribe falls under a larger group called, Cichorioideae, home to almost 40,000 species.

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