Plants Are So Confused By This Month’s Warm Weather (Now With Even More Photos!)

Reader-submitted images of disoriented flora around the world

High-temperature records are breaking all around the globe, thanks to a super-warm December. We asked readers to send images of the warmth's effects in their area. Here are the best—photographs of plants around the world, confused by the weather and blooming out of season.

Got addled vegetation near you? Send a photo to letters@popsci.com—or tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram—and we’ll add it to the gallery.

cherry blossoms with brick buildings and a street in the background

Tree Blooms In Mid-December On Yale Campus

I took this photo on December 16 on Grove Street, New Haven, Conn., on the Yale campus.Arvin Kakekhani
young shoots from daffodil bulbs

Confused Daffodils

While we were waiting for the bus, the kids asked what these “spikes” were and that they looked like the daffodils that pop up in the spring. That prompted a little discussion about weather and science. Alas, it’s snowing and cold now in Cleveland, Ohio so I’m just hoping these will survive the elements!Michele Gehrmann
a cherry tree in front of a white building

Confused Cherry Tree

I took this picture on December 10 in Meissen, Germany.Valaikanya Plasai
chili peppers on a potted plant

U.K. Nagas

My Naga chili plants are still producing fruit in the U.K. on December 18.dewback
a blooming cherry tree branch with a brick house in the background

Cherry Tree In Maryland

This tree, in a Popular Science editor's Baltimore yard, was doing its very best impression of spring on December 18.Katie Peek / Popular Science

Madison, Wisconsin

Lenten roses blooming in Madison, WisconsinIrina Sedykh
My Easter paperwhite daffodils are up and blooming and it’s only December 22!Susanne Spindler
Roses blooming on December 22 in Houston, TexasAndreana Reeves
Rose blooming in Kansas on December 15Ronda
Pansies in Kokomo, Indiana on December 9Jack Brady
Taken December 12 in Central Park, New York CityUrsula Milan
Flowering plants on December 19 in Vienna, AustriaNicole Brosch
Daffodils on December 23 in Vlijmen, The NetherlandsEls Kooijmans
A flowering Brooklyn tree on December 24Mara Grunbaum
A rhododendron blooms in Narragansett, Rhode Island, on December 23Lori Sweet
Cherry blossoms in Narragansett, Rhode Island, on December 23Lori Sweet
December raspberries in ParisOlivier Faye
Azaleas in bloom in Memphis, Tennessee on December 24Kelly Dahlberg
Snowdrops blooming—instead of the usual snow—in Moscow on December 24Lucy Kiseleva
Dandelions bloom in HoustonHeather Norris
A forsythia bush in Groton, Connecticut on December 23Larry Gatlin
A fuchsia blooms in Lakewood, Washington on December 24Nancy White
Honeysuckle vine blooming in Moulton, Alabama on December 27Linda Harbin
Yellow flowers bloom on Long Island in New York State on December 25Donald Salch
December flowers on a tomato plant in Napa County, CaliforniaSita Ananth
Reader Sita Ananth says this plant—in a Napa County, California backyard—usually blooms in AprilSita Ananth
Daffodils bloom in Laughborough, England on December 30Lucy Kiseleva
An apple tree in San Francisco, California on December 30Katie Peek / Popular Science