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Seeds of the black cottonwood, a model organism. This is a host for the cottonwood leaf beetle, Chrysomela scripta, which I’ve also recently spotted.
Spotted in a forest clearing just footsteps from Kenai Lake, Alaska. Altitude of ~3000'.
Introduced to Alaska in the 1940s. Also known as western balsam-poplar or California poplar.