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.

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Quiz #79 Clues

Octoploid
Chile
Sand
Frézier

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

Coastal Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)

Octoploid:

Most strawberry species are diploids, having two sets the seven chromosomes (14 total), but F. chiloensis is octoploid, having eight sets and 56 total chromosomes.

Chile:

Another common name for this species is the Chilean Strawberry. It’s thought it arrived in South America from NA via migratory birds. But since its arrival its been domesticated and cultivated for over 1,000 years.

Sand:

Another common name is Sand Strawberry because this species grows along the coasts of the Americas, in its native habitat of beaches, dunes and coastal grasslands. It can grow in sand and stabilizes dunes.

Frézier:

Amédée-François Frézier was the first to bring this species back to the Old World and in a predestined twist of fate, his surname is derived from the French word for strawberry ‘fraise’.
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