Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Tuesday, May 11, 2004  

Dinosaur trees

Gingko trees are some of my favorite. They are the oldest trees in terms of continuous lineage. It shows in their branches and leaves. The branches splay out and are covered close to the bark with the leaves.

The Gingko leaf is fan shaped because all its veins run directly to the stem. Nature hadn't learned how to make veins cross each other then.

Here's a closer example of the veins.

This is a very cool tree and goes on my Sci-Fi Planet. (That's where I find weird plants and assign them to my special planet.)

posted by Mark Butterworth | 4:54 PM |