14 de octubre de 2021

Dryad's Saddle- Lab 5

Dryad's saddle, also known as Polysporus Squamosus, is a valuable edible mushroom that can grow on both living and dead trees. On a living tree, Dryad's Saddle mushrooms act as a parasite, and on a dead tree, it assists in the decomposition process. Dryad's Saddle can be identified by their tan-colored caps with brown patterns, and distinctive pore patterns on the underside of the caps. They are valuable in acting as a key source of protein, vitamins and minerals in one's diet. It contains antioxidants, which assists in boosting one's immune system.

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18 de septiembre de 2021

Journal for Lab 3- Burdocks

I observed the Lesser Burdock, which is a vascular, eudicot, and also referred to as the Common Burdock among other names, however it is commonly known as 'burrs'. A vascular plant refers to plants that contain seeds, and a eudicot means that the plant flowers and produces two seed leaves during its germination process. The phylogeny of the Common Burdock occurred in North America, Europe and Asia. As a eudicot, the Lesser Burdock is classified under Eukaryotes branch of the OneZoom phylogeny tree.

All species observed in iNaturalist have a phylogenic history in both North America and Europe, highlighting the interconnectedness of flora between the two continents since the time of the European colonization of North American lands.

Burdocks have adapted uniquely to allow dispersal of their seeds. The hooked tips of the spiky points of the Burdock allow them to be easily caught on passing animals. The seeds will then travel with the animal, eventually falling off and releasing seeds, allowing the plant to grow in a new spot.

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