Here's an example of a White Mule's Ear flower that is obviously some kind of a developmental anomaly. This flower appears to have undergone a condition called Fasciation. It has an extended mid-section, like the molecular development machinery in the plant "stuttered" while creating the flower. Found in a pasture in Island Park, Idaho. June 21, 2010. Fasciation is a condition of plant growth in which the apical meristem, which normally is concentrated around a single point which produces approximately cylindrical tissue, becomes elongated perpendicularly to the direction of growth, producing flattened, ribbon-like, crested, or elaborately contorted tissue. It is known to be a rare condition though over 100 species of plants have been seen to produce such behavior.