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Name: Robert
Status: student
Age: 11
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Date: Around 1999  


Question:
Is there a link between the number of spikes and the length of a holly leaf?



Replies:
Yes, it is possible that there is a correlation between the length of a holly (Ilex) leaf and the number of "spikes", but I haven't seen any studies about this. You could do a simple study and measure these characteristics for at least 30 leaves. Put the numbers on graph paper (length vs. number of points) and see if there is a recognizable line indicating a potential correlation.

Anthony R. Brach


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