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A closer look at rattan leaves turning yellow

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Rattan Vine Leaves Turning Yellow 0891

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And here from December 8th in Great Hills Park is a closer look at how colorful the leaves of the rattan vine, Berchemia scandens, can become in the fall, especially when backlit. Notice the clusters of little blue-black drupes that this vine produces at the end of the year. (A drupe is a fleshy fruit with a seed-containing shell inside it. Some familiar edible drupes are peaches, cherries, plums, mangos, apricots, and olives.)

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 17, 2014 at 5:51 AM

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