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Beech

Fagus sylvatica

Description:

It took me few days of looking into these, digging through the net and books, and finally a help from one of those phone apps to understand what I was looking at... These seems to be the young shoots of Beech, freshly germinated from seeds, with only the two cotyledon leaves fully developed. The next stage is ready, and a shoot with real leaves coming up from that central bud.

Habitat:

This is very common tree in forests in and around Jura mountains, found on slopes of mountains as well as in valleys. Here, stumbled upon it just next to a pathway through the forest (mixed forest) on slopes of Jura mountain range.

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 days ago

Those first leaves are definitely misleading.
It looks like you should have focused on the brown ones. ;-)

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Léaz, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Apr 4, 2021
Submitted on Apr 8, 2021

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