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Name: Ben P.
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Age: 16
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Date: 12/10/2002


Question:
What is a short day plant?


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http://davesgarden.com/terms/go/809/

Plants that grow, flower, and fruit only if day length is less than 12 hours.

Anthony Brach, Ph.D


A short day plant is one that flowers when the days are short, i.e., mums that bloom in the fall or tulips that bloom in the spring. Plant hormones respond to day length and tell them when to flower. Long day plants flower when the days are long.

Van Hoeck



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