Correlated variation of floral and leaf traits along a moisture availability gradient

  title={Correlated variation of floral and leaf traits along a moisture availability gradient},
  author={Susan C. Lambrecht and Todd E Dawson},
Variation in flower size is an important aspect of a plant’s life history, yet few studies have shown how flower size varies with environmental conditions and to what extent foliar responses to the environment are correlated with flower size. The objectives of this study were to (1) develop a theoretical framework for linking flower size and leaf size to their costs and benefits, as assessed using foliar stable carbon isotope ratio (δ13C) under varying degrees of water limitation, and then (2… CONTINUE READING

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