Cottonwood seeds, Leaver Gardens

Ten years ago today I created the 139th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.

This strange layer of downy fluff is made up of the seeds of a mature female Eastern Cottonwood tree, Populus deltoides, found originally in the Midwestern states of the USA. One tree can produce tens of thousands of them. To the left of the image you will see some of the green catkins that open to produce them. They give the tree its other common name, the necklace poplar.

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