Flowering Phenology of Some Plants Grown in Zeve Campus, University of Yüzüncü Yıl (Van-Turkey)
Authors: Avni Öztürk, Ömer Kılıç
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The science searching the developmental process like the budding, leafing and flowering timing and period of plant is called phenology. In other terms, phenology is broadly defined as the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, especially their timing and relationships with weather and climate. Phenology (from the Greek phainein, to show or appear) is the study of the timing of these life-history events. In plants, bud-burst, leaf-expansion, abscission, flowering, fertilisation, seedset, fruiting, seed dispersal and germination all take place in due season. In the present study is aimed to investigate the flowering phenology of some plants grown in Van located in the surrounding of the world’s biggest soda lake where terrestrial climate, sunny days of the year and steppe vegetation are dominant. Investigation of flowering phenology is important in terms of developing strategies against freezing especially for cultivated plants. The factors effecting flowering phenology are; temperature, photoperiod, altitude, location and fertilizing of plants. In this study, flowering time of some plants were determined in 2013, 2014 from Zeve Campus area of Yüzüncü Yıl University located in B9 square where the altitude is between 1650-1680 m. In this study flowering period of 132 plant species belong to 33 families were determined.