The phylogeny and adaptions of florae

When looking at the phylogeny placement of the Eastern White Pine, we can identify that this species is most similar to the Chiapas White Pine. Additionally, one can notice that the Eastern White Pine is part of the Pinaceae lineage, as some of its ancestors are the Lodgepole Pine, Arolla Pine, and the Scots Pine. Likewise, when looking at all the observations, it is noticeable that the leaves observed are all relatively small. As these florae do not receive as much nutrition in the winter, they are prevented from growing giant trees. Compared to all other observations, the Burdocks are the only ones that have a fuzz-like outer shell. This unique adaption is most likely used to protect itself from other predators.

Posted by med_003 med_003, September 18, 2021 00:37

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What

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Observer

med_003

Date

September 16, 2021 03:23 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Burdocks (Genus Arctium)

Observer

med_003

Date

September 16, 2021 03:32 PM EDT

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