Are Tall or Short Milkweed Plants Better for Seed Dispersal?

Tall milkweed plants have better seed dispersal than short milkweed plants. Taller milkweed plants have better exposure to strong winds, and their densely packed seeds are spread farther away from the parent plant than shorter milkweed plants.

Keywords: tall milkweed plants, milkweed seed dispersal, propagating milkweed seeds

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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.