mutant dandelion

kitteh(6 ohio)April 14, 2013

The stem(s) are fused and thick into a single stem - any thoughts ?

There were a few other single flowers with big stems too from this plant.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lycopus(z5 NY)

Anyone spraying herbicides in the area? 2,4-D can do that in low doses.

This might be one for the weed forum though as dandelions aren't native.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 12:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kitteh(6 ohio)

The neighbor sprays the cracks in the paths - how far can the poisons go ?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 1:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
abgardeneer(Z3, Calgary)

How far does the wind blow? Anyway, yes, herbicides can be windblown some distance.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 9:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

This is an impressive example of fasciation. It may be caused by herbicide but dandelions are fairly prone to it naturally.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fasciation

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 1:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Photos of Natives on Tumblr
Hi all, I have a small (1/4 acre) woods here in Minnesota....
Prairie Plants threatened by Noxious Weeds Act
Hi, I found this great blog and information about prairie...
Avoiding Spreading Invasive Beetles
I was trying to find sassafras, which it turns out...
ID needed - tall, yellow button flowers
These are currently in bloom, wondering what it is?...
Which of these wildflowers will spread via roots to form colonies?
Hi, For the benefit of creating a useful list... Out...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™