As a follow up to my post about flowers to dye for, I thought I would share with you some photos I took of some mutated or fasciated Black Eyed Susans.
Fasciated plants are caused by genetic mutations that often cause a flat stem and crescent shaped cell growth that can lead to some pretty interesting results. I took these photos of flowers I grew in my mother’s yard. I saved the seeds from these flowers in hopes that the seeds would carry on this fasciated mutation but so far all subsequent flowers grown have appeared normal. I sure am glad I took these photos as these are some of my all time favorite flowers!
Here are the mutants in all their glory!
Below is another really cool random mutation I noticed that grew after the fasciated flowers above. The color is changing to red in the center and petals are growing where they normally would not:
Hope you enjoyed my photos. If I get any new cool mutations this summer I will be sure to document them.
Have a great weekend everyone!
The fasciated flowers are fascinating. Very happy mutants!
Dammit. Anne took my line.
Anyway- beauteous fringe flowers!