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RE-POSTED from Gardening Matters, with K.C. Fahy-Harvick (18-Nov-2009)

Question: I saw this Jack-in-the-Pulpit at Chimney Bluffs today and found it very interesting. It appears green etc. as if it were Spring. Any thoughts? - Seth Burgess

Jack-in-the-Pulpit at Chimney Bluffs State Park in Huron, New York during Autumn 2009

K.C.: Hi Seth, that's VERY interesting. the weather this year has caused many unusual plant events. Since Jacks go dormant in the heat of the summer, they then only have the soil temperature to go by. So it rained alot in September, then got sort of cold, then we have this warm November. Once the leaves start to sprout the plant then has day length for signals, and of course, jacks have short days like this in the Spring, so there you have it! A confused Jack!

[original post on Gardening Matters Bulletin Board]


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2 Comments to "Confused Jack-in-the-Pulpit"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    global warming!!! worst drought two summers ago. Strange weather is the definition of this.

    Posted on Tue Dec 01, 07:27:00 PM EST

  2. Seth C. Burgess Said,

    First snow on Dec. 1st this year also. I wonder what type of Winter we have ahead of us?

    Posted on Tue Dec 01, 07:49:00 PM EST


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