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Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018

Location: Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay

This is a Pignut Hickory catkin
Pignut Hickory is a monoecious tree.
The female flowers are short clusters at the end of a branch,
The male flowers (shown here) are long and yellow-green.

(Happy Mother's Day to all of the mom's reading this. Here's a great article that shows how awesome insect moms are.

Sources: Virginia Tech Dendrology - Pignut Hickory

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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