棉絮飄飄 cotton on the tree

寫過木棉冬季落葉,春季放豔。終於來到棉果吐絮的時分。

in this blog, we have seen tree cotton bare its leaves in winter and the red blossom extravaganza in spring. now it’s the turn of its fruit.

木棉在春夏交際結果。碩果橢圓形,熟而裂開。黑灰的種子,連同果皮內壁細胞延伸而成的白色棉絮隨風四散。

it produces capsules in late spring to early summer. when ripe, the fruit bursts and seeds blown out together with the white fibres that are part of the cell of the inside wall of the capsule. the seeds should take the centre stage of the life of this plant, but i am just fascinated by the fluffy thick creamy “cotton”.

tree cotton cotton

tree cotton fruit散落地上的蒴果和棉絮 capsule pieces on the ground

木棉前文 previous posts about tree-cotton: 《紅咀藍鵲賞木棉 red-billed blue magpie tastes tree cotton》; 《木棉盛放 tree cotton boom》; 《冬之木棉 tree cotton in winter

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