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The diversification or alteration of a phenotype produced by a change in the genotype during somatic development.


colour variation in different parts of the leaves or flowers of a plant. It can occur genetically, for example by a somatic mutation affecting PLASTIDS, or through disease, particularly virus infection.


Patchy variation in color.
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A systemic definition should learn to embrace the complexity and build from a non-reducible definition that captures the elements of perspectivialism, pluralism, variegation and so on.
Some monstrous, some tiny, some with different variegation, more puckered, smoother, with taller stems or with shorter growth.
Citrus Swizzle forsythia is a shy-blooming, 12- to 18-inch tall by 2- to 3-foot-wide shrub whose foliage emerges chartreuse with a lime-green center variegation in the spring.
Plus some variegation with cream or white, such as Phormium cooklanum Tricolor'.
Marguerite' is a chartreuse-colored selection; others, including 'Blackie' and 'Black Heart,' have dark burgundy leaves, and 'Tricolor' has green foliage with pink and cream variegation.
Urban and social historians have enriched popular understanding of the development of suburbs, but suburban variegation has been less explored.
The Maloneys have three growing out of pots on their front steps: 'Blackie,' with dark purple foliage; 'Marguerite,' a lime green cultivar; and 'Tri-color,' with white, pink and green variegation.
and has eye-catching wavy, green leaves with white, almost net-like variegation.
She is confident that scientific modelling of the visual image compensates for the cultural variegation of any report on subjective processes.
Flaming Silver' has an elegant creamy variegation to its leaves and is a much more compact shrub than Forest Flame, making it ideal for a pot.
A few collect them obsessively and each year new varieties are launched - some monstrous, some tiny, some with different variegation, more puckered, smoother, with taller stems or shorter growth.