Thursday, April 29, 2010

Giant Mutant Bluebonnet

And when I say Giant Mutant Bluebonnet, I really mean Freakishly Super-Ginormous, Clearly-Mutated-By-Some-Form-Of-Nuclear-Radiation bluebonnet. This is the biggest bluebonnet I have ever seen! Just look at the normal-size bluebonnets next to the big ones and you get an idea how large these flowers really are:



This photo was taken in Burnet County. A friend sent me the pic - these mutant lupine were growing on the street her mother lives on. Have you ever seen anything like this? The ginormous bluebonnets look more like giant bottlebrushes. So Cool!!

9 comments:

katina said...

hehe, it's kinda like seeing those parakeets that have super long feathers (called dusters because they are really just giant feather balls).

Rachel @ in bloom said...

Crazy! They look like Marge Simpson.

Paul said...

Are they diseased? I've seen plant viruses do strange stuff like that to plants. Kinda scary.

Caroline said...

And this week, in my garden, two tiny shriveled stunted bluebonnet bloomed. Oh, the weirdness.

Tina Poe said...

Wow, freakish! I wonder if more of them will start growing like that in the area they were found.

Lancashire rose said...

Looks like this would come in useful for cleaning. I think they call this 'monstrose' It can be a result of damage, either by a virus or mechanical. The same thing happens to saguaro. I have similar things on the flowers of gaillardia and echinacea.

ConsciousGardener said...

Wow, can you go back and get the seeds??? Awesome!

melissa said...

hi found your blog by chance ,this could be some thing referred to as "fascination" we get it occasionally ......its a viral-i think- mutation in the stem ....
sweetpea

Anonymous said...

http://masterofhort.com/2012/04/mutant-bluebonnet/ I found out that it's not genetic, but a physical thing.