3 responses to “Papaver radicatum”

  1. michael aman

    Daniel, Thank you for educating us laypersons with the occasional scientific terms explained. Today: heliotropic and parabolic

  2. Sue Frisch

    When you say “trophic mismatch” do you mean that pollinators would not be in season at an earlier flowering time? I followed the link but did not elect to pay to read the full article (am not a subscriber to the journal).

    Also, I’m wondering if populations of pollinators would be affected the same way at the same rate as the flowers in the case of a universal warming trend, rather than an artificial warming of just one area.

    As always, an interesting discussion.


  3. Dana D

    This is the BPoD entry style I love! It is short, concise, and keeps me on my “Botanical Toes” with info about heliotropism, parabolic flowers, and hirsute stems.
    I do wish there had been a tiny bit of explanation about Trophic Mismatch instead of a link. I am assuming trophic mismatch could mean flora and fauna may be out of sync, which is similar to what Doug Tallamy is finding with the planting of non-natives. In his case he is finding the nutrients, sugars, fats, etc. are out of sync with indigenous fauna needs. As in I may have an Asian shrub with berries that birds are consuming, but they are getting sugars in the fall when they were actually needed in the summer (for fledgling babies) when native berries in the fall have fats for energy to migrate or build fat stores winter.

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