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Sycamore tree fruit in the snow
A common name for our native Sycamore tree is Buttonwood tree, referring to the fruits like the one show covered in snoww, which grow in one-inch balls hanging from stringy three to six inch stalks. The seed balls hang on the Sycamore all winter, then fall apart in early spring to disperse their many small seeds, leaving a hard, button-like core where the seeds were attached. Tufts of hairs on each seed act as parachutes, scattering seeds widely. The seeds are also eaten by birds and carried by water.
- © Michael J. Treola Photography 2014
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