Friday, July 24, 2009

Four O' Clocks

I took this photo thinking about Gregor Mendel and his peas. Gregor Mendel was a priest who studied the variations in peas and discovered dominant and recessive alleles. He was born in 1822 and is called the father of modern genetics. I look at this one plant and see white flowers, pink flowers, and the half and half. I am not sure which dominance will win out! They are different from the hollyhocks that just blend their colors to make a more pale or darker flower. These guys are like the hollyhocks and come up from seed every year. That alone makes them worth it! I have no work to do.

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