Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Things I saw in the woods today, part 79

The first mature fruit:

Summer is galloping towards us as fruit begin to ripen:

Plantain flowers- the leaves are edible:
Maple seeds- just formed and still immature. In another month to six weeks these seeds will become mini boomerangs that fly though the air with amazing levity (they will lose that reddish tinge altogether):

Holly flowers! That rarest sight! These flowers appear rather quickly and must be pollinated even faster. By Christmas the red (pollinated ripened fruit) berries will become a familiar sight.

All photos copyright SvD.

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