Sunday, June 13, 2021

Toothy Leaf

I like the look of this leaf - a bigtoothed aspen - so thought I'd share it. The frilly edges and light glowing through it attracted me to it. The Latin name is Populus grandidentata, but its common names are many and varied:

American Aspen
Canadian poplar,
white poplar,
large-tooth aspen,

According to Wikipedia, the tree only begins making seeds for reproduction when it's about 10 years old, and then the seeds are only viable for approximately 2 weeks. To make up for these shortcomings, the tree produces huge numbers of seeds (over 1 million) in a season.

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