I am interested in dryland ecosystems, and I am trying to find material on what determines the time at which plants in dryland ecosystems, either shrubs or grasses, grow and shoot? Is it only related to water availability? Is temperature also a factor?

  • $\begingroup$ Plants are not sentient beings and do not know anything. Please phrase your questions in scientific terms. $\endgroup$
    – David
    May 11, 2017 at 11:52
  • $\begingroup$ Metaphoric language that I meet here and there (whataplantknows.com) $\endgroup$
    – Ohm
    May 11, 2017 at 20:45
  • $\begingroup$ Best avoided. Making your words reflect and clearly communicate your thoughts is part of being a scientist. $\endgroup$
    – David
    May 11, 2017 at 21:39


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