The Catalpa, Embudo, NM (revised)

This is a revision of an earlier post (6/21/15), in which I presented flowers of the catalpa tree. I’m here adding a photo of the catalpa seed pod (8/8/15). From the magnificent flower to the very interesting-looking fruit.

Catalpa flower

From the flower to the …

Catalpa seedpod (fruit)

 … seedpod (fruit)

Catalpa speciosa, or the northern catalpa, is a native tree which has been replanted throughout the warmer regions of the US. “The name derives from the Muscogee name for the tree, “kutuhlpa” meaning “winged head” and is unrelated to the name of the Catawba people.” (Wikipedia).

What a glorious tree, with such extraordinary orchid-like flowers, large heart-shaped leaves and long skinny fruits.


Catalpa flowers


Catalpa seedpod

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land: 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: 5. Rio Marañon: 6. Rio Grande:
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1 Response to The Catalpa, Embudo, NM (revised)

  1. joeythebuddhist says:

    When are flowers not incredible lol


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