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

Catalpa flowers

CatalpaAug082015_7539

Catalpa seedpod

About believesteve

I am a photographer and 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
This entry was posted in Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to The Catalpa, Embudo, NM (revised)

  1. joeythebuddhist says:

    When are flowers not incredible lol

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s