Photo of Zinnia: Very unusual zinnia flower form

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Posted by Paul2032
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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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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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Sep 4, 2014 6:07 PM CST
Glorious, Paul. A big enlargement would be wonderful as art.
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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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Sep 5, 2014 7:46 PM CST
That's a form of fasciation.

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