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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Pecan flowers

Pecan catkins

The picture above is of male pecan flowers. The ground is often covered with them, under a pecan tree, at this time of year. I've never seen the female flowers, but they are obviously there, or there wouldn't be any pecans.

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These, and other male flowers, or flowers with both male and female parts, are a reason for some people's allergies to pollens of various kinds.

1 comment:

Mike Palmer said...

Our yard was always littered with these things, but I never knew what they were. Now I know - and feel stupid. lol