tricot lilac sprout? What causes this?

Discussion in 'Plants: Science and Cultivation' started by violetgreen, May 10, 2011.

  1. violetgreen

    violetgreen Member

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    So far I've managed to get two seeds from my mom's old lilac bush to germinate (I wasn't expecting any, since I tried last summer and nothing) One came up a few days after the first sprout (shown), and with three seed leaves. I'm just curious about this phenomenon.


    *edit: Here's a pic of it with its first leaves. So cute!!
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not that rare to find 'tricot' seedlings of dicot plants, probably some very minor genetic mutation. The plant will likely grow normally.
     
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    Thanks, I was just curious to know if anyone knows any specifics about the mutation. I figure here would be the best place to look.
     

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