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Greater Celandine

Observed: 16th April 2009 By: geff.2007geff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plantsgeff.2007’s reputation in Plants
Celandine, Greater
Celandine, Greater (1)
Celandine, Greater (2)
Celandine, Greater (3)
Description:

All my reference books tell me that this should have 4 separated petals, yet here are flowers showing 5 petals. How common is this?

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Fenwickfield's picture

not sure

I am not sure how common it is,I have seen some other flower's with the wrong amount of petals plus look at four leaved clover instead of three leaves maybe it is the same sort of thing.I suppose this is how we get variations of plants that over a long period of time could turn into a new species.

Fenwickfield