Quantitative Traits and Stems from Trunks of Trees
What?: A tree in the Como neighborhood that had leaves and little black berries still attached. I am not sure on the name of the tree though.
Where?: Como neighborhood. These trees were captured on Talmadge Avenue between 18th St and 19th St
Why?: I feel that these trees greatly capture the idea of quantitative traits. With very few plants to choose from, these trees were very obviously the same type of tree with two different quantitative trait numbers. The quantitative trait I chose to look at was the number of original stems/branches that branch from the trunk/base of the tree. In the first image the tree had three branches stemming from the trunk of the tree, while the second image has five stemming from the trunk of the tree. While searching the neighborhood I found many different numbers down from two all the way up until 6. If I would have looked harder I may have found an even higher number.