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maple-seed

Maple

wind whips moss-green leaves;
winged seeds, fruit* of the maple,
whirl on wayward breeze,
wend their way gently earthward —
where wings wither, life’s renewed

Maple seeds on white background isolated

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*winged seeds — two hooked together
by a thin membrane that will
eventually break apart —
are called double samaras;
the wings are to carry them
as far away from the tree as possible
before the seeds separate.

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Picture Credits:
Maple seeds — www.workingoutside.com
Seeds — farmersalmanac.com

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