Monday, June 11, 2007
06.12.2007 HELICOPTER SEEDS
The maples are famous for their helicopter seeds, but another of my favorites is the American Linden tree, Tilia americana. It makes some big one winged-helicopters with round seeds suspended below. Here they are coming in to bloom. This tree is the source of basswood, which I recently discovered is an excellent wood for making woodcut prints. The tree is also called "Lime Tree" eventhough it has no relation to the citrus trees at all.