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Today morning I was surprised to see this flower as it has four normal pale orange coloured petals and one bright red one. This is a flower of Hibiscus and all the flowers of this plant have the normal pale orange coloured petals, while this one has a bright red one.

What can cause this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Maybe just a rare mutation? $\endgroup$ – TheGreenOne Apr 22 '16 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ Then why should only one flower show it? If it was a rare mutation I guess all the flowers would have one red petal. But this plant gives the same coloured flowers everyday. $\endgroup$ – rishab bairagi Apr 23 '16 at 5:49
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe an insect or fungus that affected the bud? $\endgroup$ – RHA Apr 23 '16 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ Could be a rare mutation next to the flower which only affects the flower... maybe sth which was induced... mutations do not necessarily have to occur in seed state etc. $\endgroup$ – TheGreenOne Apr 23 '16 at 10:12

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