Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bigleaf Maple Blossom

One could not help but notice the appearance of the Bigleaf Maple blossom this week in the area. Clusters of fragrant yellowish blossoms between four and six inches long hang from limbs. The Bigleaf Maple depends heavily on insects so the blossoms are heavily laden with pollen and nectar. When the sun comes out, the blooms will be teeming with various kinds of insects.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you trying to kid us into thinking the white blossoms are Dogwood? Get out you book!

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