The Continuing Saga of the Mutant Coneflower
My last week's entry for Today's Flowers was a strange coneflower I saw growing in my Gardening Daughter's wildflower garden. Several commentors expressed an interesting in seeing the progress of this aberation. These photos were taken this afternoon.
Several of the small growths springing from the seed head have turned into stunted blooms, as shown by the photos above and below.
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The photograph below is of another coneflower from the same patch. It has several small stalks arising from the seed head as well as tiny purple blooms very close to the surface of the seed head.
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