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Deformed dandelion 2

Observed: 17th April 2009 By: rachelmayerrachelmayer’s reputation in Plants
deformed dandelion 1
deformed dandelion 2
Description:

Found this dandelion a few years ago in rough ground at side of towpath - it appears to be a flower stalk/head which is several heads fused together. I've not seen any like it before, but have seen a similar one (though less obvious) since. Is this common?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale agg.) interacts

Comments

lavateraguy's picture

It's called fasciation ...

... and dandelion is one of the species in which it occurs more often.

rachelmayer's picture

fasciation

Thanks very much . . !!