Are Tall or Short Milkweed Plants Better for Seed Dispersal?
By Karen Carter; Updated September 21, 2017
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.
Karen Carter spent three years as a technology specialist in the public school system and her writing has appeared in the "Willapa Harbor Herald" and the "Rogue College Byline." She has an Associate of Arts from Rogue Community College with a certificate in computer information systems.