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Plant flowering begin trait

Formal name:  plant flowering begin
Local identifier:  TOP292
Related Term:  flowering phenology
Definition:  a feature of the whole plant (PO:whole plant) or the plant population (EFO:plant population) characterizing the initial time point when the flowers (PO:flower) of the plant or the plant population are open
Formal Unit:  time unit

Comment:  the start (TOP:flowering begin), end (TOP:flowering end) and length of flowering period (TOP:flowering duration) represents the flowering phenology of the plant or plant polulation
Reference:  Klotz, S., Kühn, I. & Durka, W. (2002): BIOLFLOR - Eine Datenbank zu biologisch-oekologischen Merkmalen der Gefaesspflanzen in Deutschland. - Schriftenreihe fuer Vegetationskunde 38. Bonn: Bundesamt fuer Naturschutz


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