Hey, the first blog I hit had a really good photo of the type of Dandelion
I've seen -- even had the superwide stem!
Here's a good explanation, too:
What causes fasciation? According to Wikipedia:
"Fasciation (also: cresting) can be caused by a mutation in the
meristematic cells, bacterial infection, mite or insect attack, or chemical
or mechanical damage. Some plants may inherit the trait."
The fact that it might be inherited explains why there could be a great
deal of them in one location.
One thing I did note about those wide stems is they often split lengthwise.
Sorry about the first one, hit the send button too soon.
I have had several fasciated foxgloves over the years, really strange
looking with a very wide, flattened flower stalk and all these little
flowers on either side. I'll have to take a picture next time it
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
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