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Strangeness on the back of a sunflower

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Sunflower Flower Head with Leaf Growing Out of Back 6557

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When I browsed one margin of the construction site on the east side of US 183 adjacent to Costco and Wendy’s on June 24th, I found the head of a sunflower, Helianthus annuus, that was strange: out of the back of it grew a leaf where I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a leaf on a sunflower. Maybe “my experience was limited and underfed”*, or maybe this really was unusual.


* Bob Dylan, “Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 15, 2013 at 6:20 AM

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