MUTANT by markp


Yes a Dandelion again. We all know what a Dandelion looks like don't we ? Every kid over two knows what a Dandelion is. A thin drinking straw like stem topped by a beautiful single yellow flower. Think again. 15 inches high ( thats 38 cms in new money) with a stem 1 1/2 inches ( 4 cms) wide with bean like pods spread up its height. Topped out with at least 6 flower heads all crushed together and fighting for space to bloom !!! The leafs are normal. I found this on Sunday in the garden and just waited for the flowers to develop. Very STRANGE !!!!

I was going to post the first picture I shot this morning, but decided 365 might not be ready for it.
It was a male Sparrowhawk standing right outside the back window who had come for breakfast, in his talons was a still alive baby Sparrow.
Nature's freak !! well captured the lush green( all this rain !!) and vivid yellow bloom(s) I am rather soft hearted & do not like to see mutants in any form of life -where nature has failed !!
May 14th, 2013  
That is one unusual flower! You've made a nice clear shot of it -
May 15th, 2013  
That's a stangelooking dandelion! Nice find :)
May 15th, 2013  
Bizarre!! Great find and capture!
May 15th, 2013  
Cool !
May 16th, 2013  
@beryl Thank you Beryl, not sure if this is a failure, it should have lots of seeds and looks like it would survive much better than a normal one would in a strong wind. Maybe rather than a mutated failure look at it as a evolutionary success.
May 16th, 2013  
@milaniet @ragnhildmorland @dstod It most certainly is very odd, thank you very much for your comments.

May 16th, 2013  
@markp Mark ,in the case of the dandelion I certainly do not want evolutionary success !! too many seeds blowing in the wind as it is ,& worse of all landing in my garden !! lol !!
May 16th, 2013  
@foxsparrow Thank you very much Ann
May 16th, 2013  
crazy find! Love this
May 20th, 2013  
@colie Thank you very much Colie, sorry only just found your comment.
May 24th, 2013  
Certainly is different. I've never seen a mutated dandelion before. Well done you for spotting it and photographing it.
May 25th, 2013  
@suebarni Thank you Sue, just slightly weird, it seems to be taking its time to go to seed, but camera is waiting.
May 26th, 2013  
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