Very wide stem of dandelion with a series of flower heads.
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never seen anything as extreme as this!
I posted a picture, last summer, of a Spear Thistle with many heads, a bit like this. Unfortunately, no-one commented on it.
What causes fasciation, and is my thistle an example of it, or is it something else?
Grateful for any thoughts.
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that previous observation. This is really remarkable. Wikipedia gives a potted introduction to the subject at -
What is clear is that plants are able to tolerate quite dramatic damage, including to their genetic material, and still produce viable seeds.
Lat/Lng: 51.9, -2.2
OS grid ref: SO8629