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UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [632] | Comments [14]

What is it?

What is it?




A fig? The leaves and wood look right, but the fruit is different looking...

  Mel May 12, 2009 12:50 AM


Looks like a mulberry to me!

  Vicki May 12, 2009 1:15 AM


I'm going with Orange Tree....

  Beth May 12, 2009 3:06 AM


...that would be a White Mulberry, Morus alba.
"Round and round the mulberry bush,
the monkey chased the weasel."
The White Mulberry is scientifically notable for the rapid plant movement of the pollen release from its catkins. The flowers fire pollen into the air by rapidly (25 µs) releasing stored elastic energy in the stamens. The resulting movement is in excess of half the speed of sound, making it the fastest known movement in the plant kingdom.

It is the food plant of the Silkworm.

  Stephen the Elder May 13, 2009 5:10 AM



  Mel May 13, 2009 7:07 AM



  Beth May 13, 2009 9:58 AM


Enjoying a single-malt whisky is a complex and varied experience of scent, taste and mouthfeel (which refers to--you guessed it--how the scotch feels in your mouth).
Ladies, when we meet next we shall celebrate my CIS botany acumen with an uplifting round of the single malt of your choice...they do have such a thing in the Peach State, I hope. Cheerio.

  Stephen the Dork May 13, 2009 1:47 PM


We drink Whiskey here. Mixed with Lemonade.

  Beth May 14, 2009 8:55 AM


Whoops, I've been doing it front. I've been sitting on the front porch, barefoot and pregnant, sippin' on Mint Juleps...

  Mel May 14, 2009 12:05 PM


And apparently, I've had too many Mint Juleps tonight... "wrong", not "front".

  Mel May 14, 2009 12:06 PM


Mel, I hadn't heard. Congrats!

  Bernie May 16, 2009 3:25 AM


I have been made to see the error of my ways from a source that will remain anonymous...and rightfully so. From here on I will refrain from broadcasting the botany pix and only resort to standard methods of participating. I should have paid more attention to the deeper meaning in the acerbic comments from the Georgia Girlzzz...which were quite funny. Mea culpa and I will amend.

  Stephen the Abashed May 16, 2009 3:46 AM


Mom wanted me to post that Vicki is the winner!!!

  Beth May 21, 2009 9:04 PM



  Beth May 21, 2009 9:05 PM

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