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A more diffuse possumhaw

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Possumhaw with Fruit by Boulder in Woods 0537A

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On the cold morning of January 24th, with a shallow carpet of ice pellets on the ground in some places, I went to Great Hills Park, where I photographed this possumhaw, Ilex decidua. Its fruit is less dense than the one you saw last time, but on the other hand that possumhaw was part of the landscaping along the edge of a shopping center, while this one sprang up naturally in the woods. Either way, the numerous tiny fruits of the possumhaw provide welcome brightness in the bleakest and coldest part of the year.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 22, 2014 at 6:05 AM

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