Sunday, August 25, 2019

August 25, 2019

Location: Private residence, Vero Beach

This is the fruit of American Sweetgum tree
It contains a dispersal aid, and 2 seeds - tops.
You can collect the seeds when the fruit turns brown
Then wait for the seeds to drop.

(So, in addition to supporting Shelf Fungus and Western Honey Bees, this dying tree is still dropping fruit.)

Sources: University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Department of Horticulture - Sweetgum

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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