While Madison’s residents soaked up the above-average October temperatures, the heat has given some plants mixed signals. Instead of entering dormancy for the winter, some species have begun to rebloom. The lilac plants that bring many to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Arboretum around Mother’s Day have put on an unscheduled show this month. For the past three weeks, people have taken notice of these typical spring bloomers brightening the fall landscape.
Read the full UWMadScience post by Emma Roberts, October 26, 2021