Bigleaf Maple Flower Bud
This is how it all starts: tiny bright yellow-green flowers show before even the first hint of leaves in the massive bigleaf maples. As the spring progresses into summer, the seed pods begin to form, and as fall approaches, we see the first of the falling "whirlie-birds" we all know and love!
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- Yellow Wildflowers, Sapindaceae (Maples and Horse Chestnuts), Bigleaf Maple