Metasequoia Cone

Metasequoia glyptostroboidesCone of the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), which is more rectangular than the ball-shaped fruit of the similar looking tree, the Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum). I bought one of the Baldy fruits home to photograph, too, but it fell into its constituent pieces in my bag, each heady with resin. They are put together like 3-D jigsaw puzzles, while these Metasequoia cones open up like this (also in my bag) to release their seeds. Eventually, it will dry to a nice brown color.

1 Response to “Metasequoia Cone”

  1. 1 elwnyc November 20, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Brings back memories of the dawn redwood in our back yard.

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