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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-16

redtwig ossier

Cornus alba 'Gouchaulti'

Redtwig ossier, shrub dogwood

Plantidote pal NWLuna sent this incredible image and a second one, below the fold, that's equally amazing. Here's the story that goes with them: Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-25

fall in zone 10

Liquidambar

Sweet gum leaf

Welcome to Autumn in Zone 10! Yes, it's just a veritable riot of colors, ranging from green to another shade of green. Ooops, almost forgot the pale yellow. Three colors this year -- actually, more like 2.5. Wow!! Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-09-23

fall leaves

Liquidambar styracifula

American sweet gum tree (leaves)

So long, summer! Hard to believe it's already the first day of fall -- what happened to summer? Heck, what happened to spring? Anyway, about the trees. Sweet gums are big, deciduous trees known for their colorful autumn foliage. They produce tons of leaves in spring and summer, which makes them perfect for a spectacular fall display. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2010-11-25

[Thanksgiving Day open thread! For the color scheme of the image... -- lambert]

countryroad

A big thank you (once again!) to Correntian Eureka Springs, who sent in this sublime image of an Ozark country road in autumn. Looks like the perfect place for a long after-dinner walk.

Happy day, everyone, from the Plantidote team (jerztomato, kerril and me)! We hope your biggest challenge today is choosing which pie to have for dessert. Be safe, warm and well! Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2010-11-08

8;40 -3

Today's Plantidote hat tip goes to Correntian Eureka Springs, who shot this spectacular example of fall in northwest Arkansas's Ozark mountains, outside the Victorian resort village, Eureka Springs.

Geologically speaking, the Ozarks are the oldest mountain range in North America, used to be higher than the Rockies are now.... lots of ancient spirit.

That tree isn't a fallen tree, it looks different because I am standing high atop a cliff, and the other trees/color are across a valley.

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Plantidote of the Day 2010-09-28

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Common Name: Sweet Gum tree

Liquidambar styraciflua

Family: Hamamelidaceae

A lovely example of Fall FAIL, aka autumn in Zone 10. Breathtaking, isn't it? Not. In other parts of the country, liquidambars are known for their magnificent display of color in autumn. Here, they're known for dropping dull brown leaves and rock-hard spiky little balls of "fruit" well into spring. Feeling sorry for me yet? Read below the fold...

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