Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday Snapshot: Baby Gingko Trees

Baby gingko trees enjoying the rainy season.
 Out once again for a walk on a rainy afternoon, I noticed some seedlings pooled around the base of a zelkova tree. A closer look showed me that they were the youthful offspring of a nearby ichou (gingko) tree. The nuts, ginnan, fall in a smelly mess each autumn and are often harvested by locals as a seasonal treat. These little seedlings represent, of course, those that got left behind.

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