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The real Rose of Skagen


 

 

The genuine Rose of Skagen is blooming on the heath, and is not a flower at all, but an abnormal growth in the top shoot of a low species of willow - named Salix Repens.

 

 



The Rose of Skagen. The picture is of the "Rose" as seen in natural.

The special shape of the top shoots is caused by a little wasp belonging to the greater group of gallflies. It lays its eggs in the shoot which the small larvae later are devouring. In that way a so-called gall is formed, and the leaves become stunted and look like a little rose.

 

This phenomenen of nature has been known as the Rose of Skagen from time of immemorial - more than a hundred years.







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THE REAL ROSE
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2 - EXPLANATION
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5 - LONELINESS
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