Populus tomentosa x alba

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 11th, 2015

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Populus tomentosa x alba at Brenton Arboretum.  Listed as a hybrid of Chinese White Poplar (Populus x tomentosa) and White Poplar Populus alba.  Populus x tomentosa is said to be a cross between Populus alba × Populus adenopoda.

Hamamelis virginiana

Posted under Seeds, Trees by Bigfoot on October 10th, 2015

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Here is some seed gathered from Hamamelis virginiana.  I found that the seed ponds pop as they dry and were some in every corner of this room.

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You can see the little black dots on the carpet where they have been scattered.

Hamamelis virginiana

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 9th, 2015

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15 year old Hamamelis virginiana (Common Witchhazel)  Blooming at Brenton Arboretum.


Populus koreana

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 8th, 2015

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A couple of Populus koreana (Korean Poplar) at Brenton Arboretum.

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Moraine’

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 7th, 2015

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Some young Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Moraine’ trees at Brenton Arboretum.  A total of 10 of them were in the area.  Planted in 2004, so are 11 years old now.

Cladrastis kentukea

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 5th, 2015

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Yellowoods with with lots of seed pods at Iowa State University.

Liquidambar styraciflua

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 4th, 2015

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A couple of nice sized Sweet Gums (Liquidambar styraciflua) growing at Iowa State University.

Nelumbo lutea

Posted under Aquatic, Perennial by Bigfoot on August 10th, 2014

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American Water Lotus at Reiman Gardens on the 4th of July, 2014

Nicotiana x hybrida ‘Tinkerbell’

Posted under Annual by Bigfoot on August 3rd, 2014

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The flowering tobacco Tinkerbell.

Pisum sativum ‘Sugar Magnolia’

Posted under Vegetables by Bigfoot on July 27th, 2014

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The sugar snap pea ‘Sugar Magnolia’ with it’s purple pod and green peas inside.