A Sugar Beet Anomaly
This curious development on a sugar beet plant was found in the field of Mr. W. K. Winterhalter. Its precise character and significance have not been very clearly determined. Mr. Burbank has frequently seen a similar phenomenon in connection with the squash vine, but regards it as very unusual among beets. Puzzles like this present themselves now and again to add zest to the work of the plant developer.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 8 Chapter 5