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Flower of the Day: September 28, 2021. Kurrajong Tree, Australian tree

These dumpling-shaped seed pods lined the side of the drive thru at Chik-fil-A. Google Lens identified it as a tree native to Australia from Brachychiton genus. The pods are called Kurrajong, which are nutritious that can be eaten raw or cooked though extracting the seeds can irritate skin.

The tree trunk is described as having a swollen appearance because it stores water to survive during warmer months. I wish I’d taken a closer look at the trunk, but the drive thru line was moving forward sparing me a few seconds to take these pictures.

Squirrels must love this tree!

Thanks Cee for hosting this challenge! Each time I find an interesting plant or tree, it’s nice to share it with this FOTD community.

Also, thank you readers for stopping by! Have a fantastic midweek and God bless your day.

Categories: flower of the day nature

singlikewildflowers

Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. My posts revolve around the beauty of nature, homeschooling adventures, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and life as a daydreamer and nature observer. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. That is fun that you have an app to check out trees. I know there is one for flowers and birds too. One day in the future, people will not be lugging around their Audubon primers or various books about nature – it’s all in their phone. Binoculars may still be needed though, so you can’t offload everything.

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    1. Even if those technologies become popular, I think books will still be popular! There’s something so satisfying about holding a book in your hands. Kids are lucky these days to have both options to investigate almost immediately.
      Back when I was younger, I had to research in my World Book/ Encyclopedia collection or call someone to find more information. I wonder what my cousin did with those hand- me-down encyclopedias. It’d be interesting to look through them now.
      We just got binoculars for bird watching. Still in the box though…

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      1. I had to go to the library for the encyclopedia – now kids just hop online and it is so much easier than when we were kids. Binoculars – birding will be fun – they have apps for bird calls too. Our Detroit Audubon has talks on YouTube about various birds.

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