Want to know more about these mutations?
Read more about phyllody, an plant abnormality that causes leafy growth to spurt from the flower. The related condition that causes petals to grow from the flower organs is called petalody. Are you wondering about the monster flowers and the endless ribbons of fused daisies? That’s called fasciation, an abnormality where the growing tip of the plant produces cylindrical or perpendicular growth. Flowers growing out of flowers? That’s proliferation. All of these conditions can be triggered by fungal, bacterial, or environmental factors.
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