Summary of long-term flowering data for Mertensia fusiformis at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

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Inouye, David William
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These data come from a long-term study (still in progress as of 2008) of the phenology and abundance of flowering at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory by David Inouye. Individual plots (e.g., Rocky Meadow Plot #7) are 2x2m, and are visited every other day to count all flowers of all species. This file summarizes data from 1973-2007 for 21 plots, including: the first date of flowering, date of the peak number of flowers, date of the peak number of inflorescences, the peak number of flowers counted, the peak number of inflorescences counted, and the length of the flowering period.
An Excel spreadsheet and a PDF of the spreadsheet are included in this submission. Please contact if you are interested in using this data set, need more information about it, or would like to collaborate on any additional analyses. Miller-Rushing and Inouye have a manuscript in preparation that uses some of these data (2008).