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Things I Never Thought About

Norway Spruce Pinecones

It is one thing to know about the life cycle of a tree.  It is quite another thing to know about the life of a pine cone.

Today we parked our car near some low hanging branches of a Norway Spruce, and I could not help noticing little groups of tiny cones.  Then I looked down and saw six inch cones under my feet. I had never thought that ‘pinecones’ did not start out at mature size.  Did you?

2 comments to Things I Never Thought About

  • Lisa at Greenbow

    I hadn’t thought about this. I do like to watch them open and close with the weather. They are alive even when on the ground.

  • Pat

    Lisa – They are alive. I also have watched them respond to temperature changes.

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