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 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.