Short-Day Plants vs Long-Day Plants
(Similarities and Differences between Short-Day Plants and Long-Day Plants)
Photoperiodism is the response of plants (or any organism) to the lengths of dark and light periods in a day. The changes in the duration of light and dark periods in a day are called photoperiods. In plants, the photoperiodism induces flowering. Based on the response towards photoperiodism, the plants are classified into two categories – Short-day plants (SDPs) and Long-day plants (LDPs).
Short-day plants (SDPs): These plants flower only in short days or their flowering is induced by short days. These plants cannot flower under the short nights.
Long-day plants (LDPs): These plants flower only in long days or their flowering is induced by long days.
The present post discusses the Difference between Short-day plants and Long-day plants with a Comparison Table.