Franklinia BK

I discovered recently that Green-Wood Cemetery has a couple of Franklin Trees (Franklinia alatamaha). One may be the largest specimen in the country. But don’t get too carried away: this is not a giant species. This one might be all of 20 feet tall. It sure does have fine autumnal foliage, though. Windfall fruit and seeds.

Franklinia is extinct in the wild, and all examples today are supposedly descendants of the ones the Bartarms collected in Georgia. Here’s one in bloom in the botanical parking lot.

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