Strange petal formation


A seedling bedding pansy has produced a very unusual petal, and sepal formation, but the sepal extra form seems to have no purpose.

The flowers open, and when fully open and examined from the rear show extra petals attached to the sepals.

Not sure why this has happened or for what reason the plant has evolved to achieve this strange arrangement.

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