Fasciated Verbascum and other "F"s For Friday

 We saw a fasciated Verbascum olympicum on a recent Huntington visit. Seriously creepy.  A bit of internet investigation revealed that in at least one species of Verbascum, fasciated plants produce significantly more seed than a "normal" plant, indicating a possibly evolutionary advantage for fasciation.  Plants with a fasciated parent are more likely to be fasciated themselves, therefore identifying the phenomenon as inheritable. Damage to seedlings can also induce fasciation, though less often than parentage. 

Creepy.  

Freaky!

Another "F"--the Front Slope.  Recently a neighbor across the street invited me to take a photo from a front window. 
 Another "F"--Fuchsias, looking pretty in this mild, gentle May.

 Another "F"--a face in Echeveria 'Pollux':
See?  
 Friday frivolity.  Have a great weekend!

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  1. Another f word - how Fun! Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. I hope you're charging them for the view. :)

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    1. They are super good neighbors, and so deserve a pretty view.

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  3. another F..the front slope is fabulous !

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  4. Your front slope is seriously wonderful! As for the fasciated Verbascum, the best I can offer is that it's interesting.

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    1. "Interesting" is a diplomatic way of putting it.

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  5. Didn't see the face at first but now you've pointed it out :))

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    1. My juvenile mindset made it possible.

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  6. OMG! Your garden (front slope) is even more beautiful than I realized. What lucky neighbors. Oh and fasciation sends shivers down my spine, and not in a good way.

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    1. Still working on it...it's always changing...the big Agave marmorata is going to flower soon, which will leave a void to fill. It's been a lot of fun to play with.

      Yeah, that Verbascum gave me the creeps.

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  7. The front slope looks amazing. Is that still the same dasylirion spike from last year? Or do I now see two?

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    1. Thank you! Yes that is the same Dasylirion spike, it is just now dropping its seeds. It takes years for the stem to dry out and fall off. The other is an Agave 'Blue Glow'--hoping for a few plantlets from that one!

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  8. Wow - what a kaleidoscopic front slope. I love it - it's beautiful! Your neighbors are indeed lucky. That fasciation phenomenon is so unusual - it makes the plant look almost extraterrestrial in places. So weird...

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    1. Thank you, Anna. "Extraterrestrial"--that's a good description!

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  9. Fabulous and fantastic. Your front slope is Sunset Magazine-worthy. Heck, your entire garden is.

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  10. Fotografía de bellisima factura, felicidades. Un saludo desde Plantukis.

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