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Zinnia exhibiting fasciation on 7-13-12
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Fascinating Fasciation

Some of my plants are showing fasciation this summer. Fasciation is a relatively rare condition that happens when plants grow abnormally into flattened or contorted shapes. Almost all of my celosia have fasciated stems. It is also occurring on flowers in my Profusion Fire zinnia, which came back from seed this year in my garden.

For more information on this weird phenomenon, read Fascinating Fasciation by Rosie Lerner at Purdue University.

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