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)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii.....this is the curious waxy fruit
The translucent berries are a good source of saponin and so a sort of natural soap. I just posted the spectacular fall color of this same tree less than three weeks ago. Today the trees are completely defoliated.