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Panicled Goldenrain Tree flowers and fruit

Koelreuteria paniculata

Description:

I spotted a “golden rain” shower as tiny yellow flowers fell to the ground from a Panicled Goldenrain Tree (Photo 3 of 3); a few weeks later, "fruit" (seed pods) appeared in place of the flowers (Photos 1 and 2 of 3). The seed pods remind me of Japanese lanterns. Goldenrain trees flower during early June in the mid-Atlantic region: Photos 1 and 2 of 3 were taken on 26 June 2010; Photo 3 of 3 was taken on 05 June 2011.

Habitat:

Landscape planting on the grounds of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

Notes:

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Hybla Valley, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2010
Submitted on Sep 17, 2011

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