Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 41 - Plant Reproduction - Review Questions - Synthesize: 2

Answer

Spinach is a long day plant--it will produce the edible greens you want in the short days of spring, but it will make flowers, which a gardener doesn't generally want, in summer.

Work Step by Step

The key is to ask yourself what is the difference between spring and summer, and a glance through the chapter shows that day length is the issue. The other key is to realize that spinach is a long day plant.
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