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Ubiquitous winged seeds

comments (2) February 20th, 2012 in gallery
flotsam50 flotsam50, member
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Ubiquitous but anonymous seeds Click the image to enlarge.

Ubiquitous but anonymous seeds


These winged seeds began blowing into our garden here in the Pacific Northwest about four weeks ago, in January. Each one is about 1.5 inches long. The seed head is sharp, like a tooth, and it stands perpendicular to the wing, in contrast to maple seeds. A raised ridge or spine runs along the "back" of the seed. Any help identifying the arboreal source of these seeds would be greatly appreciated.



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flotsam50 writes: @Linneaz
So they are. Thank you! Posted: 11:04 pm on February 27th
Linneaz writes: They would appear to be tulip tree (liriodendron tulipifera) seeds. Posted: 2:30 pm on February 23rd
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