Sunday, June 28, 2020

Desert Willow - Fruit

I saw the desert willow blooming last week at Corn Springs. As I read about the desert willow I wondered about the "fruit" which "is a linear pod up to 35 cm long, containing numerous winged seeds." This week when I visited Corn Springs again I got my answer. Many of the flowers were replaced with very long looking string bean type fruit. 35 cm is just under 14 inches, so they are very long. 
A monarch butterfly on a flower and a pod protrudes from an old flower to the right and extends beyond the photo. 
A portion of a desert willow with lots of long pods hanging down. 
More pods dangling. They are hard to photograph because they are so long. 

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