Sunday, August 9, 2009

Today's Flowers - August 9

Mutant Cone Flower

While I was running around a couple of weeks ago snapping photos of flowers, I ran across this unusual growth. The flower head has other small, misshaped cone flowers growing from the top. It's growing in my gardening daughter's wildflower garden, so I'll be able to keep an eye on it to see what happens as it matures. I thought it was interesting.



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47 comments:

NitWit1 said...

How very interesting! The photographer in me would have named this "A Study in Monochrome Green."

I love photos that are all one color yet have dimension.

jinksy said...

I once had a primrose that did the same thing - it appeared to sprout a many stalked primula from its top. Guess Nature has an occasional off day, like humans!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't have cone flowers like this but I do have some that are mis-shapen due to being whipped by decorative grass. I also have sunflowers like this.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photo, so interesting.

Gill in Canada

Carletta said...

All green is most unique!
I hope you'll update us as it progresses.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Patty said...

Yes, keep an eye on it, would like to see if it turns colors.

Regina said...

I agree a different and unique one. Lovely shot.

SquirrelQueen said...

Very interesting and unique, it will be interesting to see how it develops. Great macro.
Through Squirrel Eyes

Naturegirl said...

Oh my that is interesting...almost like multiple births in humans!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great macro! The shades of green are wonderful in this.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OH OH! I hope it's not a virus. I seem to recall something about a virus attacking Echinaceas. But it makes for an interesting photo!

i beati said...

shocked here sandy

Bonnie Bonsai said...

It's in those unusualness, oddness and rareness that mostly stir up curiosity in us. Thanks for the visit. Much appreciated. :)

Jackie said...

Can't wait to see what develops with the cone flower....
Keep us posted!!
Love,
Jackie

Tammie Lee said...

well this is a wonderful mutant!

Spirithelpers

Wanda said...

That is one flower really gone wild...I've had some that were "double deckers" but this one is unique...like a little island with trees.

jabblog said...

This is beautiful - so green, so alive - wonderful

April said...

That's extraordinary! I hope you'll post more pictures when it blooms. Great photo!

ilanadavita said...

Very unusual flower. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

That is an interesting flower. It will be fun seeing how it develops. Happy Sunday!

Rosamaria said...

Different, beautiful!
I would like to see how it will be next.

Good week!

Titania said...

Very interesting how new flowers grow from the top. I wonder what went wrong in its DNA! I have seen similar in other plants. For sure different!

Ebie said...

Very interesting post! I would also be interested what happens next.

Moannie said...

It's an Alien.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Just a note...

That's what I have been doing Pat, taking off one or more limbs at a time, trying to save what is left. I took a photo today of some sparrows in the tree and when I looked at the photo I see a lot of leaves look scorched. And it isn't sun or heat as it has been cool here and the tree gets some shade in the heat of every day. So I think it either has some disease or that freeze and busted limbs did something bad to it.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Very interesting looking Pat. Make sure you post us a picture when it blooms. =)

Joanna said...

Interesting flower photo. It's kind of creepy actually. Looks a bit like something from a sci-fi horror flic. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

♥Willa♥ said...

nice green flowers!
Today's Flower#10

Laerte Pupo said...

Very interesting and different flower.
Thanks for shering.

Arija said...

Pat the mutation is due to 'Round-up', a supposedly non-toxic broad-leved weedicide made by Monsanto. This chemical drifts on the wind over a large area when airially sprayed. Our neighbours sprayed for cockchafers and 4km away we lost all our frogs on our property over 500 acres. Often men get addicted to wanting to spray weeds, mine too, so when he carefully sprayed around the outside of our garden fenceline, a little must have got a little on my rose.

Nance said...

What an interesting bloom! I've seen green flowers from my garden catalogs but not of cone flower.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, I've enjoyed catching up on your posts this past week. You really were a sick little gal, weren't you???? Scary!!!! And--you have never had any trouble with that ear since then???? Wow--that's amazing. And--I'm glad that it didn't effect your hearing. Praise God.

I laughed when you talked about being skinny. I was born FAT --and never ever ever ever could say that I was skinny...Darn!!!!!

Great flower for Today's Flowers.. Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Grace Olsson said...

Pat, great shot.
I take lots shot of flowers but dont know 99% of the names..Now with Flowers from Today, I know more...
great shot, dear
nice sunday
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totomai said...

cool flower, really found green flowers lovely

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Pat: I can't wait to see the show.

MedaM said...

This photo is beautiful, indeed. I too think that this flower looks interesting. I am glad you are able to keep an eye on it to show us what happens as it matures.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment. :-)

Andrew said...

Really great snap..its looks cool..


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nonizamboni said...

Very interesting capture--very green. Keep us posted.
Thanks for sharing!

mimi said...

what an amazing post. love the green flower.

Minie said...

gorgeous one.

Denise said...

It is a beautiful image, so lush and green. I will be looking forward to seeing more of it as it progresses. Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. Always appreciate them. Have a great week.

napaboaniya said...

Pretty interesting, I wonder how it'll look like when it's fully bloom :)

George said...

I will be interested in seeing what happens as this flower matures.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Pat

Beautiful and interesting flower!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz

Stephany said...

Sorry, Pat, I'm running behind. Not only is this an unusual and interesting capture, the all-green is perfect. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Rambling Woods said...

Those are interesting looking and don't look anything like the ones I have...

karen said...

Such a unique photo and very well captured.