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A unique 39-year study of wildflower blooms in a Colorado Rocky Mountain meadow shows more than two-thirds of alpine flowers have changed their blooming pattern in response to climate change.
A University of Maryland professor's 39-year tally of two million wildflower blooms shows a complex series of changes due to a warmer climate, with probable ripple effects for birds, bees
The glacier lily as it's called, is a tall, willowy plant that graces mountain meadows throughout western North America. It flowers early in spring, when the first bumblebees and hummingbirds appear.
Once, wildflower season in montane meadow ecosystems extended throughout the summer months, but now scientists have found a fall-off in wildflowers at mid-season.
Spring in the Rockies begins when the snowpack melts. But with the advent of global climate change, the snow is gone sooner. Research conducted on the regionâ€™s wildflowers shows some plants are blooming less because of it.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.