STREET CREATURES QUIZ

What is Street Creatures?  This is the game I run on Twitter every Friday. I’ve
collected all the past quizzes here in one place so you can either relive them, or play
them for the first time.

How does it work?  Provided are four, seemingly unrelated clues, that are all
connected by a wild organism that can be found in a city. Look at the four clues,
do some research, and when you think you’ve figured it out, click on ‘Answer’
to reveal what connects the clues, and how they are connected.

Follow me on Twitter to play #StreetCreatures live every Friday at 9am PST.

Quiz #21 Clues

Phytoremediation
Lemnaphila scotlandae
Bad Sir Brian Botany
Turion

Answer (Don't click until you've solved it)

Duckweed (Lemnoideae)

Phytoremediation:

Duckweed is the smallest flowering plant and lives in ponds water that doesn’t move. It also filters pollutants out of the water and is an inexpensive, and effective method for cleaning wastewater.

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Lemnaphila scotlandae:

This shore fly is commonly found in and around duckweed because the larvae mine it. The fly was named after Minnie B. Scotland who first described its behavior.

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Bad Sir Brian Botany:

In this poem by A.A. Milne, Sir Brian goes around blipping villagers on their heads with his battleaxe until the day he meets a pond full of duckweed and changes his ways, becoming plain Mr. Botany.

Turion:

This is a dormant bud that many duckweeds form, then they sink to the bottom of the pond where they stay in the mud to overwinter.

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