Sunday, April 25, 2010

HortiCOOLture - Japanese Maple

Acer plamatum 'Bloodgood'

Starting today I plan to post a 'HortiCOOLture' picture every Sunday.  This would be something that speaks of the wonders of plant life and their environment.  To begin with, I have this  Japanese Maple leaves and samaras taken after the rain. 

Samaras are a type of fruit where in the seed is enclosed by a thin tissue that extends out forming a wing-like structure. The wing-like structure eventually facilitates the natural transport or dispersal of the seeds. 
That is very cool!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cool! Just got this tree during the fall and it's starting to flower! Can't wait for these cool looking seeds.

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