Mutants

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

When I think of the word mutant, a couple things come to mind: zombies, two-headed snakes, hairless cats (sorry hairless cat lovers).  But sometimes the natural world reminds me that mutants can be just as wonderful as they are weird.  I have come across a couple wonderful mutants in my field:

 

The plant usually produces pink flowers with a white or yellow center but occasionally produces these huge red flowers

This plant usually produces pink flowers with a white or yellow center but occasionally produces these huge red flowers

 

 

Quadruple-headed yellow mutant

Okay, so this mutant isn’t quite as wonderful as it is weird.  As you may have guessed, the plant usually produces single-headed flowers but occasionally produces a double-sided bloom.