Wing of a maple seed or samara

Wing of a maple seed or samara

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Close-up of the membranous "wing" of a samara or key, the winged seed of a maple tree, Acer sp. . As the seed falls, the wing spins around like the blade of a tiny helicopter, carrying the seed away from the parent tree to colonise new territory.

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Keywords: botany, dispersed, key, maple, maple seed, nature, part, parts, plant, plants, reproduction, reproductive, samara, seed, structure, wind dispersal, winged, winged seed

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