All Things Gardening forum: Weird yet interesting sunflowers, mutation?

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WinchesterGardens
Jul 16, 2012 11:35 AM CST
I grow this sunflower from seeds, but look at what happened to the petal, it grew in the middle. Very interesting, I have not seen anything like this before. Is this a mutation? Can anyone shed light on this?
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purpleinopp
Jul 17, 2012 8:15 AM CST
Flowers just do weird things like that sometimes, especially sunflowers.
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Tophertuttle
Jul 17, 2012 12:04 PM CST
The flower looks fasciated first off, which is sometimes a mutation, sometimes a bacterial infection, sometimes unknown why Smiling I haven't seen ones where there are petals in the 'middle' but it is possible the floral meristem split into two and as they migrated away from the middle eventually the signals they send telling the middle to make reproductive structures not petals get weak. Not 100% sure though, sure is interesting either way thanks for sharing!
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Horseshoe
Jul 17, 2012 1:16 PM CST
I think it's beautiful! If you could just develop a strain that does that on each flower you'd be rich.
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purpleinopp
Jul 17, 2012 1:24 PM CST
Here are 2 strange sunflowers from last summer:

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jmorth
Jul 25, 2012 3:48 AM CST
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