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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh


Fresh seed pod on ? tree. PHALL PHOTO 2013 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19

Fresh seed pod on ? tree.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19

Okay, now we have the name-the-tree challenge:>) Found in Tacoma, WA  4 days ago.


Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

  1. It appears to be a bloom-cluster of some sort…I don’t believe that it is Oak, the leaves roughly resemble an ornamental-Maple…I couldn’t find a match on search results…I’ll submit to a botanists… PHALL PHOTO 2013 (Fall Photo 😉 ) Do you have a wider shot? Are we sure it is not another type of plant…in a tree?

  2. I believe that I have found another one… Yet it’s identity shall not be revealed just now…

  3. BINGO! Sweetgum (Liquidambar) …your serve…

  4. Came back to add a **hug**

  5. Wow, whatever it’s called it’s beautiful! Ah me, ‘What’s in a name? A tree by any other could be as green…’

  6. Very neat. I’ve never seen that before. Sweetgum? Nothing like that in Arizona!

  7. Everything else seems to point to yes, for Sweetgum…

    “This is the page featuring a single species. Photographs are presented per individual to make it possible to asses how much variation is possible between individuals within the species.

    All photographs of Sweetgum or Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)

    For determination details go to the main-key and the all species page. Recognizing trees of this species is not hard”

    “Sweetgum of Amberboom of Liquidambar styraciflua. See also here and here. This tree looks like a Maple, but has fruit like a planetree. Is American inin origin but is planted in Holland. ”

    You have the 5-point serrated leaves, with a lobe about midway of the leaf spar, the fruits are identical, sans the degree of the lack of elongation represented on most other images. I think the image above, is a little less round. The location is within the temperate climate zone…the lower range of climate zone, and any number of factors may be responsible for the difference of this specimen from those of the other more common areas of habitation.

    As you recall, do the other related images depict the bark, and stature of this tree?

  8. Douglas Spirea, my twitter friend.

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