One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Ginkgo biloba....a lovely prehistoric tree that's reliably gold every fall
I would have a Ginkgo in one of my personal gardens if they didn't get so darned big. Either Ginkgoes per se, or a very very close relative are present in the fossil record from the Permian. That means they survived the Pernian/Triassic extinction; an event that resulted in the extinction of almost all marine fauna, a huge percentage of the insect population, and up to 3/4 of terrestrial vertebrates. Wow.