WERC Seed Dispersal Game

How do plants in the Watsonville Wetlands spread their seed? Look at each of the pictures below and see if you can decide how the seeds of each plant are dispersed. What adaptations can you see to help the process of dispersal in each one? Click on the answers below each plant to find out if you are correct or not. (hint: there may be more than one correct answer!)

blackberry.jpg (218896 bytes)

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cattail.jpg (3494 bytes)

California Blackberry
Rubus vitifolius

Bull Thistle
Cirsium vulgare

Common Cattail
Typha latifolia

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coffeeberry.jpg (275568 bytes)

rush.jpg (165816 bytes)

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California Coffeeberry
Rhamnus californica

Brown Headed Rush
Juncus phaeocephalus

Harding Grass
Phalaris aquatica

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rattlesnake_grass.jpg (218896 bytes)

rosehips.jpg (195104 bytes)

dock.jpg (3494 bytes)

Rattlesnake Grass
Glyceria canadensis

California Wild Rose
Rosa californica

Curly Dock
Rumex crispus

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coyote_brush.jpg (275568 bytes)

bristly_ox_tongue.jpg (165816 bytes)

sedge.jpg (156468 bytes)

Coyote Brush
Baccharis pilularis

Bristly ox tongue
Picris echioides

Nut Sedge
Cyperus esculentas

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Good work!