Helicopter Seed Up-close October 23rd, 2008
I was sitting outside yesterday and began wondering what was inside those seeds that float to the ground like helicopters. I picked one up and began picking at it. Much to my delight, inside the brown and crusty exterior, there’s a simple swirly bright green seed inside. I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture. Later I looked up the official name and it appears that the seed itself is known as a Samara and the specific tree is called an Acer Negundo. Cue “The More You Know” music.