Plant response to the fall season
According to the calendar, the fall season is officially upon us. September is ending and October will bring shorter days and cooler weather patterns to the area. In non-tropical areas, these conditions have a great influence on plant growth and behavior. Plants are able to sense seasonal changes. Although we detect the change of seasons by the change in temperature, this is not the way plants know the seasons are changing. Plants determine the time of year or season by sensing the changes in night length.