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Any information on this little beauty?

dotty03dotty03 Posts: 4
Mum found this in her garden.... It has 11 extra stems and flowers coming from one flower. Is it very common or a bit weird. Any info gratefully received 
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  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Daisy. Got them all over my lawn😱
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • dotty03dotty03 Posts: 4
    edited May 2019
    I've never seen 11 daisies coming out the head of another though. Is that common as I've never seen it 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Never seen that before either.
    Well spotted.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • dotty03dotty03 Posts: 4
    Thanks... Its a beautiful little thing 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    I think it is probably faciation.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Stem doesn't appear to be thickened in any way.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    Can't see any flattening either so 'proliferation' might be more accurate?  Both are kinds of mutations and caused by a wide range of factors, such as insect attack, viruses, chemicals, UV from sunlight, natural radiation etc.  I've never seen it on daisies before but have on sunflowers, with smaller flowers appearing in a ring around the main flower.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    Try and collect some seeds from it
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,348
    edited May 2019
    Well spotted! Really interesting :)
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,432
    Try and collect some seeds from it
    worth a try but I don't think it gets passed on.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
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