Every so often, an Echinacea seedling emerges with an extra cotyledon. I introduce to you, the tricot:
These are the seedlings from Jill Pastick's experiment comparing Echinacea germination in agar vs. blotter paper. That picture was from last week (Feb. 19). Here is what they look like today (Feb. 27):
In other news, we are moving forward in developing an online data entry system for counting achenes. Stuart and I are beta-testing and Bianca, the CBG web developer, is refining the data management system. We will commence counting very soon.