Photo: Helicopter Seeds

Photo: Helicopter Seeds

Helicopter seeds on the ground. Normally, these age further and then fall off the tree one at a time, spinning like helicopters due to the construction of their wings. This allows the tree to spread its seeds far and wide if a good wind comes through.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/10, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2006-01-24T17:33:39-05, 2006-01-24_17h33m39

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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