MadSci Network: Botany

Subject: What is the 'trigger' for flowering?

Date: Thu Jan 4 15:01:31 2007
Posted by R.
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Alexnandria State/Province: VA Country: USA
Area of science: Botany
ID: 1167948091.Bt

Recent local news (DC), relates the phenomenon of flowering trees blossoming 
over the last few days/weeks becasue of the "warm temperatures". As children 
we were taught that the blossoms come out in the Spring as a consequence of 
the "lengthening days". Circumstances seem to contradict the teaching. The 
truth is more likely that we don't really know as much as we THINK we know. Is 
that the issue here?

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