Japanese maple seeds

Japanese maple seeds

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Caption: Japanese maple seeds (Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'). The wings on these seeds allow them to be dispersed far away from the tree they came from by the wind. They rotate as they fall, which keeps them airborne in the manner of a helicopter.

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