It’s spring and the dandelions are happy to see you! I’ve taken photos of two groups of dandelions just footsteps away from one another. The populations are both in full sun, with similar types of soil and water availability. You’ll note that one group has very short flower stalks, while the second has longer stalks:
So what’s responsible for the difference in flower stalk length? And for extra credit, what’s the scientific term for the phenomenon?
If this isn’t something you’ve noticed before, you will from now on! Answers Monday!