Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kentucky coffee-tree

This Kentucky coffee-tree (Gymnocladus dioicus) is along the Burnett's Creek section of the Wabash Heritage Trail, somewhere south of Burnett's Road. You can tell which trees are coffee-trees from the distinctive seed pods at the ends of the very top branches. A bald eagle had just passed over the treetops before I got this picture. By the time I had my camera out the only picture I could get was of the coffee-tree. That is the advantage of plants, they sit still for photography. Picture taken January 2, 2009.

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