November 2, 2009

Ginkgo Leaves

The ginkgo became my favorite leaf when I did my 7th grade science project on leaf identification. Their veins are unlike those of any other deciduous tree's leaves (which are either palm-veined or parallel-veined). I thought that was pretty cool.

© Sarah Rosenthal, 2009

More Neato Facts about Ginkgo Trees:

• they're often planted in cities because they thrive in polluted air
• they are considered living fossils

Sassafras leaves are a close second. Followed by yellow poplar.
If you're really lucky, I'll explain why in a later post.

1 comment:

Kiersten said...

I want you to explain why! Every time I walk on a ginkgo leave, I think, "I just stepped on a living fossil." That's because of you!