Comparative studies on phenotypic plasticity of two herbs, Changium smyrnioides and Anthriscus sylvestris.

The endangered medicinal herb, Changium smyrnioides can only be found in deciduous forest gaps within the middle to northern subtropical broad-leaved evergreen forest zone of China. The considerable plasticity of its shoot and root structure helps it to capture light more effectively in winter and early spring, and to adapt to the soil moisture conditions… (More)