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  •  Leguminosae: the Pulse or Pea Family (3+ / 0-)
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    Polly Syllabic, PHScott, KenBee

    one of the last tree forms in the Palouse (Wa.,U.S.) to leaf out; flowering is after leafing; i found this in the 'backyard' yesterday (actually along a creek and rail embankment)
    note: this is probably in the genus Robinia(Locust); it also is probably an escapee;
    note: what is interesting about Robinia is that the flowers are papilionate (like orchids)

    definition of papilionate: the corol is usually four-petaled, having an upper spreading petal, called the banner, two side petals called wings, and a lower petal called the kerl

    •  I notice the similarity to the one in my caterpill (1+ / 0-)
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      Polly Syllabic

      caterpillar pictures right above...and I always call it Mimosa, my resource is out for an hour,then I can ask her. I swould be wrong, ask burnt out :>

      Do you find butterflies and caterpillars in, on, or around it?

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Tue May 21, 2013 at 09:09:27 AM PDT

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