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Fascinated by Fasciation

fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,385

Fasciated flowers, where the appearance is of twins or more, are caused when the growing ti is damaged at some point, maybe by something as simple as an aphid bite.

 Please post any photos  that you have taken of any fasciations in your garden.

 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,385

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     Linaria.

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     Mullein

     

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     Pink linaria, the stem has completely branched.

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     Teasel

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     Helleborus niger seed head.

     

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,385
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     Dahlia.

     

    Has anyone else any pictures of fasciated flowers that they can upload.?

    I know one or two have been on recently.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I'm not sure Fidget but lovely pics.  I will go and have a look now, if they are made by 'mistakes' then I probably have image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,385
  • BamboogieBamboogie Posts: 239

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    Double crop! image

     

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,953

    Normally the fasciation is only for the one season and the plant reverts to normal afterwards. However we have a Veronicastrum where the flowers have been fasciated like that for the last three years. I keep meaning to take a piece of growth and see if it happens then too.

    Will have to go find a picture for you.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,953

    Found one from last year, Much the same this too.

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  • BamboogieBamboogie Posts: 239

    There was an amazing photo in gardeners world magazine a few years ago of an echium pininana that had 'fasciated'. Will try to find it...

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,385

    Sorry, the dahlia above is a cosmosimage

  • BamboogieBamboogie Posts: 239

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    Not the photo from the magazine, but it's similar, what a beast!

     

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