Kirby Elm Trees Before and After

Kirby Elm Trees Before and After: This is a followup to an earlier post about the Elms starting to flower a few weeks ago. Top image is from early February and shows the male and female flower parts in all their glory. Fast forward to mid March and the flowers have been pollinated. Male Elm flowers release their pollen into the wind to drift and land on the female parts of a different flower on the same tree (but hopefully a different tree!) for fertilization. The lower image shows the immature Elm fruits, each containing a single seed. Elm fruits are called samaras, which means “winged seed.” #DoctorBot #LakeKirby

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