Friday, April 24, 2009

Mutant Dandelions?

While out gardening yesterday, I was removing a few dandelions that were popping up in flower beds. This dandelion really got my attention! I have seen mutations in dandelions before, but not this large. The plant had normal size stems and blooms and these two large stems with as many as a dozen flower heads per each stem. Good thing that I didn't use fertilizer!


Happy Gardening!

The Creative Gardener

6 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

Whoa! How strange!!!!!!!

The Fern and Mossery said...

Oh my goodness those are creepy - you may want to show those to someone re. climate issues?

Janet said...

Hi Debbie, Think I know what it might be..Aster yellows. Check out this web site http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/PlantFinder/IPM.asp?code=138&group=67&level=s It really mutates the plants. I had it on my coneflowers last year.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I just wanted to say that I just saw the same weird mutated dandelion heads in my backyard today. Exactly the same as you describe.

I live in West Point, Utah

Anonymous said...

i found a nine headed dandelion in my front yard thought it was really weird so i picked it and took a photo my wife and kids thought the same...we live in Belpre O.H.

Angela said...

WOW- I just found one of these in my front yard getting ready to go to seed. I posted it on my blog but I wanted to see other pictures.