Gleditsia japonica

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I so much like this Gleditsia japonica var. japonica at the end of the parking lot that it's getting its own thread. There's a Botany Photo of the Day on it at Gleditsia japonica var. japonica | Botany Photo of the Day (, with photos of fruits looking just like what I saw last week. I'll repeat here photos I posted in 2018, with very attractive white pods.
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    When I saw it a month ago, on October 1, this year's fruits were yellow with no more than a curious hint of purple, and what I think are last year's fruits were entirely purple. Of course I didn't remember the BPotD, in which @Daniel Mosquin described the wasps hanging around the tree while he was trying to photograph it. I'm pretty sure there were none flying around this year when I was checking it out.
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    Here are photos from October 26.
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