I Wonder …

I wonder if a spring and/or summer starts out dry and goes into a severe drought, if a plant might bloom but not use all of its buds at that time?

What else would explain a small group of flowers on this butterflyweed during first week of September? The plant bloomed in June, but didn’t produce any seedpods.

What would cause these seedpods to start growing when there had been no flowers blooming? Were the earlier flowers pollinated and ready to grow and develop, but the drought was to severe or heat to severe that the seeds wouldn’t have developed right?  (The pods started growing before the above flowers bloomed.)

So, does the plant or is the plant able to postpone in hopes of more conducive weather?

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on October 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

    The title of this post really suits you….”I Wonder”. You are forever wondering…that’s what makes you who you are! And you….are a wonderful teacher! Thanks.

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  2. Posted by Therese on October 3, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Incidentally, the picture of the flower is unbelievable! (as usual!!!)

    Reply

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