Photo of Zinnia (Zinnia): Very unusual zinnia flower form

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Name: ZenMan
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ZenMan
Sep 4, 2014 1:51 PM CST
I have seen quite a few zinnia blooms in my time, but I have never seen one like this. Does the submitter, Paul2032, have any comments about his submission? Were seed saved from this, and did they have blooms with the same, or a similar, flower form?
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Sep 4, 2014 5:14 PM CST
I took this picture among a big planting of Zinnias which were all that color but it was the only one with that form. I doubt that plants grown from it seeds would be like it. I think they would be normal.......the condition is called fasciation and happens in various parts of a variety of plants.
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pirl
Sep 4, 2014 6:07 PM CST
Glorious, Paul. A big enlargement would be wonderful as art.
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Calif_Sue
Sep 4, 2014 6:32 PM CST

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I agree

And a big colorful zinnia of a Welcome! to you @ZenMan!
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 5, 2014 7:46 PM CST
That's a form of fasciation.

https://www.google.com/search?q=fasciation&newwindow=1&clien...

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Name: Gary
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Gschnettler
Jul 18, 2016 8:23 PM CST
Creepy!

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