Pink Coneflower (w/ fasciation)
Fasciation refers to a flattened or ribbon-like appearance. Fasciation can occur on many different parts of a plant, from the stem to the flower, fruit, or even the roots. It may be an inherited problem, caused by a gene, or it may be caused by a bacteria. Whatever its cause, it's neat looking! Watch for it!
The word fasciation comes from the Latin fascia which means "to fuse".
Pink Coneflower (normal structure)