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explain why producing seeds when the ground is dry is more likely to help the buttercups survive than producing new plants using runners
So I hope this isn't too late.
The reason is because of sexual reproduction. Sexual reproduction requires meiosis which produces four genetically varied daughter cells. This allows for adaptations and means that the plant is more likely to adapt and survive in changing conditions. That is why sexual reproduction is good in changing environments.
Runners are a form of asexual reproduction and so require mitosis which produces two identical daughter cells, which are known as clones. This means that the plants will not adapt to the changing conditions and so are more likely to die. This is why asexual reproduction is good in stable environments.