As such, the term "bloom" to softwood use is not customary, but in the scientific literature talking about the flowering spruce, pine, cedar. All because the spring on such trees appear bumps – a kind of reproductive organs. This is what is called the flowering of conifers.

Flowering in conifers of the Northern latitudes begins approximately in April, before the deciduous trees there are first leaflets as abundant leaves can prevent the spread of pollen. Flowers usually coniferous is no smell. Pollen is carried by wind over long distances, and pretty amazing in the spring puddles and on roadsides to meet unusual colored dust.

Flowering in Scots pine

To see similarities in the flowering gymnosperms, is for example to compare a few different types. The time of flowering of Scots pine is at the end of may/beginning of June. Flowers pine glabrous, monoecious and collected in bumps. At flowering, the bloom young also pine needles. Male inflorescences collected in a kind of spikes, female in small oval cones. The male and female inflorescences are on different branches and at the their ends to needles did not interfere with pollination.

Flowering of Siberian larch

Flowering of Siberian larch have at the end of may, although seen in more southern regions, flowering begins in April. Flowering duration is approximately five to ten days. Bumps are on the crown evenly. Male inflorescences collected in oblong spikelets yellow or yellow-green. And the women, in turn, have a more rounded shape, color varies from pale green to red-violet.

Flowering of Siberian cedar

Cedar blooms across the entire width. Lower branches form the so-called growth layer. Siberian stone pine, like other conifers, the female genital organs form a lump – makrostrobili. They are either formed in a particular layer of the crown, or in mixed. In the year of flowering the female strobile cedar is six phases of ontogenesis: erect or appressed Bud, Bud, followed by open, half open and closed lump. Depending on the temperature and weather conditions the duration of each phase is three to six days. Male inflorescences are collected at the base of the branches and have an orange-crimson color.

All coniferous trees in the flowering process occurs is approximately the same. May change the time of flowering depending on climate, and the size and color of male and female inflorescences, depending on the plant species.