Catalpa Mystery

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The seedpods on the catalpa tree can grow to up to 20 inches long, and in every which way but straight.

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I’ve racked my brain trying to come up with an explanation for this coiled seedpod.

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What were its growing conditions? If it grew around something, why isn’t it still around it?

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Maybe it’s the Jonathon Livingston Seagull of the catalpa pods.

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12 responses to this post.

  1. I can’t imagine what would have made it grow like that. It does seem to be a bit of a non conformist!

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  2. That top photo looks like a really cool drawing.

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