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.

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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
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kitteh(6 ohio)

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

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 1:31PM
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abgardeneer(Z3, Calgary)

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

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 9:15PM
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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
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