Sunday, 4 October 2015

Fruits are not always juicy

We tend to think of 'fruits' as sweet, juicy things that we or the birds can eat, like the blackberries next to the rose hips in the picture above.  Or the haws on the hawthorn. 

Other autumn fruits are the guelder rose berries . . . 

.  .  .  or the fruits of the spindle tree, pink on the outside and orange in the middle

But botanically speaking ash keys are fruits as well 
as are all nuts and acorns.

Even if they are not shiny and colourful I enjoy the variety of shapes which plants use to carry their seeds - the next generation.



Greater Plantains

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