- any variation in a bud due to changes in either its genetic composition or environment or both such that the resulting flower, fruit, or shoot differs from others of the same plant or species.
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Examples from the Web for bud variation
Plants thus propagated become so variable, that they are subject, as we have seen in the last chapter, even to bud-variation.
So permanent are the characters thus suddenly acquired, that a nectarine produced by bud-variation has propagated itself by seed.
Bud-variation is, also, important under our present point of view.
Now it is well worth while to reflect maturely on some striking case of bud-variation, for instance that of the peach.
Hemerocallis fulva and flava, interchanging by bud-variation, i. 386.