iNaturalist Bioblitz (September 22, 2021) - Flowering Plants

1) Sorbaria sorbifolia is one of many flowering plants observed at Mount Royal. On a phylogenetic tree, the plant is part of the Rosaceae family and one of nine species of the Sorbaria genus.

2) All the observed flowering plant species in the group project have bright-coloured petals, which likely help to attract the attention of pollinators like small birds and insects. Better facilitating pollination, this adaptation likely evolved by natural selection as pollinated plants were more likely to pass their traits to the next generation.

3) One unique adaptation can be seen on the Burdocks (Genus Arctium), which have small hooks that get caught in clothing, and likely animal fur as well. This likely allows the plant to spread its seeds and germinate relatively far away from its parent.

Publicado por carol_zhou carol_zhou, 22 de septiembre de 2021

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