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melanieannemarie Bought a little Grow a Pine Tree kit from the dollar spot at Target a week ago. One seed finally sprouted. Good luck little guy. #macro #photojojomacro #botanizing #seedling 12h

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melanieannemarie Looks like I also need a tripod for my macros #photojojomacro #macro #botanizing 12h

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melanieannemarie Also looks like i need a tripod for my macros Made with #Pixlr #photojojomacro #macro #botanizing 12h

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melanieannemarie Also looks like I need to use a tripod for my macros #photojojomacro #macro #botanizing 12h

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glitter_in_the_garden The things you discover in the tropics. Cavendishia species ? #discover #botanizing #Hawaii #Oahu #LifeInTheTropics 1d

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1d latshaj
Normal Joey Latsha-Gamboa
latshaj The bright orange trunks of the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) show through fresh fallen snow. These two needle pines are Eurasian natives that were introduced into North America. They have been naturalized and are now members of the forest community. #pinus #pinaceae #pinetree #winter #winterbotany #holidaybotany #holidayseason #pa #pennsylvania #temperate #temperateforestspecies #2needlepine #treeid #dendrology #alien #explore #exploreyourworld #adventure #fun #bark #botanizing #botany #nature #naturalhistory 1d

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3d latshaj
Normal Joey Latsha-Gamboa
latshaj A lone American beech (Fagus grandifolia) stands proud among oaks and eastern hemlocks. The beeches and oaks both belong to the fagaceae, and share Marcescence (leaf retention). I was able to spot this beauty because of its leaf retention but a more important feature was the suckers coming off the roots and the unmistakable smooth bark. #beech #Fagus #fagaceae #temperate #temperateforestspecies #deciduous #dendrology #winter #winterbotany #botany #botanizing #getoutside #fun #Marcescence #explore #exploreyourworld #adventure #holidaybotany #holidayseason #homefortheholidays #pennsylvania #pa #hiking 3d

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latshaj The white ash (Fraxinus amaricana) is in the oleaceae or olive family. This tree is located on upland sites where soils drain easily. They make very attractive street trees and also are the preferred wood for baseball bats. These large plants an be distinguished from green ash by the large leaf scar that straddles the base of the bud. White ash are susceptible to girdling from the emerald ash borer an introduced pest to North America. #fraxinus #oleaceae #newjersey #highlandpark #whiteash #temperate #temperateforestspecies #deciduous #winter #winterbotany #dendrology #explore #exploreyourworld #adventure #fun #botany #botanizing #getoutside #treeid #bark #leafscar #holidaybotany #holidayseason #homefortheholidays #specimen 4d

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latshaj Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) is my absolute favorite north eastern tree. Sassafras belongs to the Lauraceae family which is a ancient plant family. They are very easy to find in winter or summer. In the summer the trees have very characteristic polymorphic leaves with either no lobes, two lobes, or three lobes. During winter it's reddish bark and swollen leaf buds are its giveaway. The twigs of this species are highly aromatic smelling almost like sour apple. Roots of this species were used in commercial tea and root beers, but after it was discovered to be carcinogenic sassafras was discontinued as an ingredient. #sassafras #Lauraceae #holidaybotany #botany #botanizing #holidayseason #homefortheholidays #buds #green #winter #woodland #winterbotany #fun #temperate #temperateforestspecies #deciduous #dendrology #pennsylvania #explore #easternforest #exploreyourworld #adventure #getoutside #spiritplant #aromatic 6d
  •   mnochisaki14 The leaves smell like fruit loops 6d
  •   brilliance_auto Very best! 6d
  •   rheatine Yummm the leaves do smell like fruit loops and are commonly used as a thickening agent in gumbo 6d
  •   pomahinadesigns I thought it was liko at first 6d

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1w latshaj
Normal Joey Latsha-Gamboa
latshaj Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) is a five needle pine that was almost decimated from eastern forests. The culprit responsible is white pine blister rust, but through selective breeding resistant trees have recolonized the forests of eastern North America. White pines are a valuable timber species that were once prized for building ship masts because of their height and extremely straight growth habit. #winterbotany #winter #snow #botany #botanizing #holidaybotany #holidayseason #christmasbotany #homefortheholidays #easternforest #deciduous #dendrology #temperateforestspecies #temperate #pinus #pinaceae #fiveneedlepine #needles #pinetree #mixedpineforest #explore #getoutside #exploreyourworld #adventure #pennsylvania #nature #naturalhistory #nativeplants #easternnative 1w

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latshaj Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) drupes laden with fresh snow. Leafless branches terminate with scarlet Infructescences. These little fuzzy fruits can make an acidic drink similar to pink lemonade (always know your plants before consumption). Sumac is in the highly toxic cashew family along with poison ivy and mango. The Hawaiian sumac is an even closer relative. Winter botany is so much fun! ‪ 1w

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glitter_in_the_garden Tranquility among the water lilies ! #water #lilies #garden #botanizing #Hawaii 1w

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2w latshaj
Normal Joey Latsha-Gamboa
latshaj People are getting their trees and I would like to showcase some of the species they are using for the Yuletide season. A friend of mine has freshly decorated this Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) which is native to the southwest Appalachian mountains where it is endangered. Firs can be distinguished from other genera in the pine family by their characteristic upswept needles that end in softly rounded tips, giving them the nickname "friendly firs." Cones on firs are also held erect and disintegrate at maturity leaving the woody core of the strobilus. #Abies #fir #tree #christmastree #christmas #christmasbotany #botany #botanizing #holidayseason #homefortheholidays #yule #pinaceae #fraserfir #needles 2w

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2w latshaj
Normal Joey Latsha-Gamboa
latshaj Hamamelis virginiana is commonly called witch-hazel. This deciduous shrub of eastern North America flowers from late October through early December making it one of the only active plants in the forest. The bright yellow petals reflex and contract to protect the pistol and stamens from frost. I was happy to catch this winter beauty just at the end of its flowering season. Once the flowers are pollinated they develop into capsules that snap open when ripe, launching the seeds 20 to 30 feet away. #deciduous #hamamelis #hamamelidaceae #easterndeciduousforest #easternforest #temperateforestspecies #temperate #yellow #botanizing #botany #winterbotany #pennsylvania #pa #forestspecies #getoutside #exploreyourworld #explore #adventure #explosivedehiscence #perfectflower #flower 2w

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novicebotanist Gingko losing all of its leaves!! It'd native to China; planted around FSU's campus. #ginkgo #ginkgophyta #botany #botanizing #plants #plantid #dendrology #fall #dinosaurs 2w

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