Fascinating Fasciation

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Posted by @Paul2032 on
The beauty around us seems endless, but sometimes Mother Nature outdoes herself in creating plants and flowers that are unique and that may, depending on your tastes, seem even more beautiful. Fasciated flowers have something that could be described as a little extra and could be considered either gorgeous or grotesque.

For a number of reasons a mistake can be made in a plant's growth. One of these is fasciation, a condition in which the growth is flattened, ribbonlike, or fanlike. I have seen and taken pictures of Rudbeckia Denver Daisy several times over the last few years, and this cultivar seems to be prone to the condition.Thumb of 2015-07-23/Paul2032/b3dfc8

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Zinnias are somewhat prone.
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I have read that the large, oddly shaped beefsteak tomatoes represent a form of fasciation, as do the crested celosias. This is also true of the exotic looking crested cactus. The possibilities are seemingly endless. It would be fun to start a thread on fasciated flowers.

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Fasciation is truly fascinating! by Cem9165 Oct 10, 2015 6:54 PM 14
Untitled by bjmilesib Sep 28, 2015 9:07 PM 0
Here's another--- by duane456 Sep 25, 2015 9:06 AM 2

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