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Pollination of a Canary Tree Flower

by Abbie O'Hern Weeks


Submitted : Fall 2010

For this project I did an observational experiment of a Canary Tree flower at the USF Botanical Garden. I measured the diameter of the flowers opening and compared it to the ability for a pollinating creature to access. I also graphed the growth of the flower from bud to death in relation to the size of the flower. From this graph I determined the function of the trend using a system of equations and used Newton's Method to discover the time in which the flower is available for pollination. From this method I was able to conclude that pollination can occur for a 9 day period.

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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Jonathan Burns, Mathematics and Statistics
Laurie Walker, Geography
Suggested By :
Laurie Walker
Pollination of a Canary Tree Flower