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21 de septiembre de 2021

Plants in Mount Royal - Raelene Verbruggen

1) Onezoom species- Broad-leaved Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) Is a north American species in the sunflower family. Species of the herbaceous perennial plants. Because it is the sunflower family it is related to common plants such as daisies and dandelions. Kingdom Plante, Order: Asterales, Family: Asteraceae, Genus: Solidago, Species: S. flexicaulis.

2) Adaptation that everyone has in common is to the climate. Canada has seasons with different temperatures meaning that the plants have adapted to be able to survive the hot summers and cold winters. Most plants do this by altering their metabolism, flowering period or even reproduction to ensure they have the proper means to survive the varying climate.

3) boxelder (Acer negundo) Special adaptation is to unstable soils. In low lands where flooding is happening or at risk they have a shallow root system. The shallow roots are adapted to the low oxygen levels that flooded soils usually have.

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Plants That Bloom in Mount Royal - Kari Smith

1) White rattlesnake-root is a flower which is of the kingdom plantae, order asterales, family asteraceae, tribe cichorieae, genus nabalus and species nabalus albus. It is in the dandelion tribe, and it is within the daisy family.
2) Every species observed has multiple adaptations in common, one of them being that each of the species blooms either fruit or flowers. Fruits and flowers that are present on plants are often key parts of that plant's reproductive system, as flowers are what produce pollen which is necessary for fertilization, and as fruits protect seeds as they mature and help spread them once they are ready.
3) A unique adaptation that white rattlesnake-root has is that the seeds have little tufts of hair, which help them spread in the wind when released so that they can be dispersed farther.

Bebeau, G. D. (2014). The friends of the wild Flower Garden, inc. White Rattlesnake Root, Prenanthes alba L. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from

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22 de septiembre de 2021

Plants in Mount Royal - Maria Cabral

To find the white spruce (Picea glauca) on OneZoom, select Eukaryotes > Plants, alveolates, brown algae, and more > Green plants > Land plants > Vascular plants > Seed Plants > Pinaceae > Spruce > White Spruce.

One adaptation that all of my observations have in common is the ability to survive the cold Montreal winters. Although the plants have likely been able to survive cold winters for quite some time now, they are still continually adapting and improving to this environment. The benefits of this adaptation are still being observed today.

One unique adaptation of the white spruce is that it has needles rather than leaves. These needles are able to withstand harsh weather conditions, so the tree does not need to use energy to regrow its leaves come springtime.

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Flora of Mount Royal - Journal Entry (Rylan Donohoe)

  1. Phylogeny placement: Betula papyrifera (also known as paper birch, white birch, or canoe birch) is a species of birch that is native to North America. It belongs to the kingdom Plantae, order Fagales, family Betulaceae, genus Betula, and subgenus Betula subg. Betula.
  2. Shared adaptation: Betula papyrifera, along with all other organisms on Mount Royal in Montreal, have adapted to the cold climate of northern North America. All these organisms have unique ways in which they have adapted to withstand temperatures in the negatives. If you were to suddenly move these organisms to an extremely hot climate—like by the equator—it is unlikely that they would survive.
  3. Unique adaptation: Temperature fluctuations in cambium (i.e., the cells right under the bark of woody plants) caused by heating during the day and cooling during the night damages trees (Karels & Boonstra, 2003). The white bark of Betula papyrifera is a unique adaptation of this species of birch that allows it to avoid rapid heating during the day, thereby maximizing its survival rate in frigid climates like Montreal (Karels & Boonstra, 2003).

Karels, T. & Boonstra R. (2003). Reducing Solar Heat Gain during Winter: The Role of White Bark in Northern Deciduous Trees. Arctic Institute of North America, 56(2), 168–174.

Note: I was unable to italicize the genus/species names nor the journal/volume reference on iNaturalist.

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