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The purpose is propagation. They are the fruits which contain seeds.
Thanks for bringing the gum balls to my notice. do they serve any purpose?
you're welcome. Sweetgum leaves are more star-shaped. You can also see the spiky sweetgum balls in this photo.
Thanks Anna, I mistook it for a Maple.
Lat: 37.98, Long: -122.03
Spotted on Jun 8, 2011 Submitted on Jun 8, 2011