shortest plant life cycle

Ken Kinman kinman2 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Jan 24 10:40:03 CST 2004

As far as I know the shortest life cycle (about five weeks) belongs to Brassica rapa, but that is due to intensive selective breeding at the University of Wisconsin over the years.
     Perhaps a more interesting question is which angiosperm has the shortest life cycle under natural conditions (i.e., non-domesticated).  Maybe that is what John is asking about?
              ----- Cheers,   Ken

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