Plants-barometers

The main thing for nature trekking is the weather. A person does not have the ability to respond sensitively to changing weather and even more so to predict it, but many plants-barometers can help him in this. For a gardener, this issue becomes even more urgent, because the weather depends on the harvest and the splendor of the flowering plants. It turns out that you can learn about the weather not only from the barometer, but much easier: look at the surrounding nature, in particular, look at the barometer plants. Watching them, you can make a reliable short-term, and sometimes long-term forecast.

Plants-barometers willingly and unmistakably will prompt, what will be the weather

Plants-barometers willingly and unmistakably will prompt, what will be the weather. The most sensitive weather predictor is a horse chestnut. For a day, or even two, before the bad weather, sticky droplets of juice appear on its leaves. Before the rain, gas exchange is greatly reduced. If droplets appear on the tips of the leaves, then wait for the rain. So these barometer plants react to an increase in air humidity. Roots continue to "pump" water from the soil, and the leaves are not able to evaporate it all. Here are the droplets. Similar properties are also possessed by willow, alder, bird cherry, balsam, calla, and many other barometer plants. In the fern bracken, the tips of the leaves before the rain bend upward, and after the rain, when good weather sets in, they straighten and even curl upward. Look close at the clover. If his flowers are cones clenched and bent to the ground - know: there will certainly be rain. If these natural barometers have cheerfully lifted the heads, the petals are spread out and gently rustle in a gentle breeze - boldly go on a hike: the day will be clear and sunny. In the same way, such dandelion barometer plants will tell you the weather. When they squeezed and tilted the flowers and leaves - wait for the rain. And when you smile cheerfully - the day will be good. Even such usual marigolds (marigolds), on which we sometimes do not pay attention because of their habit, also perfectly feel the approach of bad weather - these barometer plants immediately roll their orange petals.

Many flowers-barometers before the rain begin to smell stronger, highlighting a lot of nectar, and the insects are directly curling over them. This is the case with honeysuckle, currant, phlox, lily, cotton, hyacinth, etc.

When predicting weather by color-barometers, one should take into account the time of day and the relatively slow reaction of plants to changes in environmental conditions. In rainy weather or in intense heat, one asks, "When will it end?" And here the barometer plants will also help us. Everyone knows the thistle. This plant predicts the end of bad weather with the spines of its inflorescence: before clearing and warming, they spread out in the horizontal plane, while before the rain they are compressed. Like a thistle, a burdock flower behaves.

Long-term weather forecasts have always interested people. Plants-barometers can tell us a lot of interesting things. Everyone knows this sign: the bird cherry blossoms - wait for recurrent frosts, but not everyone paid attention to the flowering of lilac and mountain ash with weather conditions. It turns out that the lilacs, as a rule, blossom on hot days, and after its flowering the cold is unlikely to return to us. If the mountain ash is blossoming, wait for a prolonged heat. People have noticed how some barometer plants inform a person about the upcoming winter. So, early blossoming colchicum tells us that the winter will be long and fierce.

In a word, look around carefully - plants-barometers will tell you unerringly what the weather expects you.

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