Saturday, December 27, 2008

Botanicals #2

Again, I don't know what kind of tree this is, but they do have beautiful leaves. The catch is that at this time of year they drop these little balls (seed pods?) or aka doo doo balls in my house and make a nice little mess.

6 Comments:

Blogger Frankie / Nick said...

Oh they are gorgeous, perhaps more so to us that are snowbound at this time of year. Beautiful shots.

Sat Dec 27, 12:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger expat said...

Sycamore, I think.

Sat Dec 27, 12:31:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought they were sweetgums, or "liquidambar" trees? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua

Look under the "cultivation" section for California info.

Sat Dec 27, 02:38:00 PM PST  
OpenID washaw said...

Trees around town have been exceptionally lovely this year. Great pictures.

Sat Dec 27, 02:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger Tanya said...

Aren't they some sort of maple? We had these in my yard growing up and those balls hurt. Especially when you have older brothers who think it's fun to throw them at you :(

Mon Dec 29, 11:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Dan, Opal St, PB, 1976-1982 said...

Definitely not maple (seeds look like butterflies) or sycamore (leaves turn brown, bark is peely). I think anonymous is right that it is a gum or liquidamber

Thu Jan 01, 07:23:00 AM PST  

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