Genetic mutation...

by David Swatton May. 11, 2020 217 views

No, not the wacko-freak-Donald-Trump variety. This relates to flowers.

The bluebells and forget-me-nots we see in our woodlands around this time are typically blue (no shit I hear you cry) but occasionally there is a genetic mutation which inhibits the blue pigment that colours the petals resulting in white specimens. In the case of bluebells it has been estimated that one plant in 10,000 will exhibit this mutation.

Here are examples of each from a recent walk...

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 5 months ago

Good eye!!! 
So cheerful, especially appreciated these days!

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