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Unknown Hardwood Seedpods

Description:

Pink "helicopter" type seedpods. Species?

Habitat:

"Hammock" area of cypress slough

Notes:

Helicopters bring back fond childhood mermories, hours of outdoor play. This may possibly be the seedpod of the American Elm, not sure. Got that lead from reading the brochure about 6 Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.

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7 Comments

JosephSpurr
JosephSpurr 9 years ago

@ Apple, no I dont believe its that particular maple in your link. The foliage isnt the same(?) But Im no tree expert, just learning. Thanks for your help! :)

JosephSpurr
JosephSpurr 9 years ago

I've added a couple leaf pics, hope that helps with identification :)

Chaenorrhinum
Chaenorrhinum 9 years ago

You are somewhere in the Maple genus. Do you have a picture of the leaves?

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Here's another great website..it has a whole section on helicopters and gives a complete list of the plants that use them...

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/plfeb99.ht...

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Take a look at this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_rubrum... Could this be it?

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Looks like a type of maple to me...is that possible? Maybe red maple?

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Here's a great website that explains why the "helicopter" is so effective in nature...

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/c...

JosephSpurr
Spotted by
JosephSpurr

Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 16, 2012
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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