Walking to the Huntington Library from the Gold Line train station last week (see my previous post), I saw this blaze of yellow up ahead.
I couldn’t figure out what it could possibly be.
When I got up close the leaves looked like Ginkos. When I got home I looked it up to make sure.
I just didn’t know they turned this gorgeous yellow in the fall.
Why haven’t I noticed them in previous years? Maybe the conditions have to be just right for such a brilliant display.
Who says we don’t have seasons in Southern California?
According to Wikipedia: Ginkgo biloba is a unique species of tree with no living relatives. The ginkgo is a living fossil, recognisably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated and was introduced early to human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food.
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