Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Fascinating Fasciation!

No, this is not a monster from the new series of Doctor Who, it's a Euphorbia in my garden this weekend. I've seen this happen with several plants in my garden, including Leucanthemum. It's called fasciation, and is due to a hormonal imbalance in the plant. Apparently it can be brought on by frost, which I'm sure is the case. I think it looks quite funky!


  1. Also makes me think of Little Shop of Horrors Martin. Mind you it does look healthy and interesting.

  2. Yes I'll now call it Audrey II...

  3. Martin, for some reason your updates hasn't been appearing on my blogroll till lately, so doing some catching!

    What a fascinating odditity, and it's good you managed to take a snap of it looking at its prime! Shame they only last for a few days with perennials. There's a big followng of this phenomenon amongst cacti and succulent lovers