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Author Topic: Aberrant P. veris  (Read 1938 times)

Menai

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Aberrant P. veris
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:58:23 PM »
This inflorescence appeared in a patch of otherwise quite normal P. veris. Is this uncommon and might it have been caused by cold damage?
My primroses are flowering better than I have ever seen here, albeit a bit late.

Erle
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Re: Aberrant P. veris
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 05:19:22 PM »
I have something very similar in my garden. I think its a hybrid
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Re: Aberrant P. veris
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 06:56:36 PM »
Could it be fasciation?  The very thick, tall stem and enlarged inflorescence might suggest that?
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Re: Aberrant P. veris
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 07:07:17 PM »
I thought fasciation, but it's hard to tell for certain from the photograph.
Almost in Scotland.

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Re: Aberrant P. veris
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 10:33:14 PM »
Mine in 2010
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Re: Aberrant P. veris
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 06:31:31 AM »
Lots of wild cowslips round here (and some hybrids in the garden). The ones that have seeded themselves into the borders are often beefier, with more spherical heads, than those growing in grass, presumably just a response to less competition/greater availability of nutrients. Erle's looks much sturdier though.
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Re: Aberrant P. veris
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 10:43:20 PM »
Thank you everybody. I will see if it does it again next year.

Erle
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