Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fasciation

Fasciation is an abnormality of plant stems in which normally round stems develop in a flattened way. The yellow Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' pictured above ,which is in flower at the moment, has several stems affected by this mutation. It does not normally affect the health of the plant and can even be considered a desirable trait, particularly amongst succulent growers where the "crest" form of a flat stem topped with tightly packed leaves is considered decorative and worthy of the show bench.
Echeveria x 'Gilva' crest form


2 comments:

  1. interesting what you say about the fasciation.

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  2. Interesting! Your new header picture is beautiful.

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