Skip Navigation


Home Browse Resources Submission Instructions About Help Advanced Search

Effects of frost on wildflowers: an unexpected consequence of climate change--image 05 of 22

A flowering plant of Helianthella quinquenervis (aspen sunflower, Asteraceae) at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory(RMBL). This species has flower buds that are frost-sensitive. The plants have a mutualism with ants, which are attracted by extrafloral nectar secreted by the bracts that cover flower buds.
Temporal and geographic description July, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Colorado
Legend (figures or tables) The aspen sunflower (Helianthella quinquenervis) is a common wildflower in montane meadows near the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), whose flower buds are sensitive to frost.
Resource Group A slide show about the effects of frost on Colorado wildflowers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.
Resource Group Link
Special Collection
Primary or BEN resource type
Secondary resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Helianthella quinquenervis, aspen sunflower, RMBL
Key taxa Helianthella quinquenervis (Asteraceae)
Intended End User Role
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Category
Pedagogical Use Description The slide show could be used as part of a lecture on the consequences of climate change, or the ecology of the Rocky Mountains.
Uniqueness A common wildflower in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Aggregation Level
Full Name of Primary Author David W. Inouye
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Dept. of Biology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4415
Primary Author email
Secondary Author Email(s)
Added By Id
  • dwinouye
Submitter Name David Inouye
Submitter Email
Rights Free use with attribution. Contact photographer if you want a higher-resolution version. And contact author if you'd like a single file with all the slides so you don't have to download them one at a time (this capability may be added to EcoEd in the future).
Review type
Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection On
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
Resource Status
Date Of Record Submission 2011-12-01
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2012-01-04 09:17:24
Last Modified By Id
  • mcmilla
Date Last Modified 2013-04-01 21:16:19
Release Flag Published

Resource Comments

(no comments available yet for this resource)