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Flower no petal?

Posted by pumpkins4u 8b (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 30, 12 at 22:21

I am growing some summer squash.

A zuc, a yellow and a lebanese bush marrow.

I have this weird thing going on. I have two what I believe to be different plant varities though they are both summer squashes planted in the same raised bed. They both have 'flowers' but no petals. there are the sexual parts of the female flower but no petals. There is a fruit underneath.

Anyone ever have this. Any idea why? variety (two different varities) or environmental?

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RE: Flower no petal?

There is no sign of a flower having been there. I have a small garden and stare at these plants alot, know when I expect the next squash flower to open and if there is going to be a male to pollinate it and I often hand pollinate just to be sure. I wasn't expecting these because there had been no closed flower 'about' to open. I'll try to take a picture and post it.

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