Catalpa Seeds

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The clusters of 16-18 inch long seedpods

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  are quite noticeable on the catalpa tree.

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Wind disperses the thin, flat seeds. The lower seed flapped in the wind as I took pictures.

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The seeds stayed together in pods slow to open.

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Reluctant to turn loose and fly?

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I went out in the evening to take orb pictures, like I do a few times a week.

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The moon was three days from full and “hung” above the catalpa.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. For some reason, we used to call these cigar trees.

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  2. Cigar tree is another name for the southern catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides) The difference between it and the northern catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) is how the flowers and seed pods are slightly smaller on the southern variety.
    When I was a kid we called them string bean trees.

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