Why stress makes weed plants became male?


Also, does the same happen on other plants?

In: Biology

Plants want to reproduce. If you stress the plant it thinks it’s going to die. If it thinks it’s going to die, biologically, it will do everything it can to reproduce. Including trying to do both sides

Stress doesn’t make the plants stop being female and become male, it makes female plants develop male parts to make pollen in an attempt to self-fertilize. I don’t think it happens to stressed, fertilized female plants.