Warm winter temperatures
Does anyone have thoughts about the effects of elevated winter temperatures on flowering of native plants. Here in western NC we had much higher temperatures than usual during the January-March period and I have noticed that there are fewer blooms on a number of species and Trillium luteum, of which I have an exceptionally vigorous variety, simply failed to come up.(there is no sign of vole activity or any disease problems.) I realize that there can be variation from year to year but this seems unusual.