Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

Friday Flower Porn: A Double-Headed…

coneflower Echinacea purpurea. Double your pleasure, double your fun; two heads, as they say, are better than one:

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This rascal popped up along the border of our driveway. It appears to be two stems that just didn’t separate, with the heads sort of mashed up against each other. Upon closer inspection though, it is apparent that the backs of the flower heads are fused. Here is a better view from directly overhead:

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In spite of what the Garden Guides link above says about “Seeds collected from the garden often do not come true”, we have several clusters of these, all of which were propagated from seed heads. This is the first “double header” we have seen though.

Comments

  1. #1 Dr. Eye
    August 10, 2007

    I didn’t know there were conjoined plant twins.
    Well, you learn something every day…and a saying
    to go along with it. Still, I wonder if you couldn’t sell
    the seeds from this to the woo mongers. Conjoined
    Echinacea should be hell on colds.