Just screwy…

Once again nature never ceases to amaze. The other morning I came upon these strange fruits on what seemed to be a variety of palm tree. Meet a Common Screwpine (Pandanus utilis). This tree is not a pine nor a palm. It is a monocot.What is a monocot? Read here. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
This Common Screwpine graced the sidewalks alongside these Ft. Lauderdale highrises. Had I not paused for a moment on my walk I probably would have missed looking upward and seeing the unique fruit. The are called Screwpine because the leaves spiral around the stem like a screw. If you’re curious and want to know more, click here. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg

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