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Question: I would like your comments on this abnormality, I've seen lots of these wildflowers but never anything like this.

Answer: This is common in most plants. It is called fasciation. It is most often caused by some kind of damage after the bloom buds are set such as a freeze. Webster defines it thus: "a malformation of plant stems commonly manifested as enlargement and flattening as if several stems were fused". See also photos of Mountain Laurel, Red Bluebonnet, Rose and Sago Palm.

 


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