There are many flowers in the U.K. this winter. In normal years, between 20 and 30 types of flowers and plants are open. On New Year's Day, scientists found 368 different flowers are open. Scientists say this record number is because of climate change. Last year was the warmest year ever in Britain. A scientist told the BBC he was surprised at the number of flowers. He said: "Fifty years ago,at the start of the year people can only found 20 species. This year the total has amazed us."
The scientist said warmer weather and mild winters were changing when flowers open. He said: "We are now in our fourth mild winter….We thought that the snow before Christmas would have finished most flowering…but it seems not to be the case." The most common flowers to open were daisies（雏菊）and dandelions（蒲公英）. Britain's weather agency（气象局）said: "All months except August were warmer , and this was the warmest year on record for the UK. It was also wetter than average for many places."