17. July 2013 · Comments Off on Bizarre Rose · Categories: Gardening · Tags: ,

I was idly dead-heading Roses this morning when I saw this:

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A bud poking out of the middle of a flower. I’ve never seen such a thing before, though I’m not exactly a veteran rose grower. I found several more examples, all in the same area of the same bush.

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Here is one where I’ve pulled away the petals:

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What is this? Some genetic mutation?