Friday, February 18, 2011
Freshly cut Yellowwood, Prospect Park
There's always something to see on bike rides in the park. How about some beautiful yellow heartwood, recently cut from the Cladrastis kentukea near the lake? Last year's bloom time in Prospect Park? Mid-May. Thanks to Mike and the Woody ID class at Brooklyn Botanic, I can almost correctly spell the botanic name of this tree without spellchecking via a quick google search. Almost, but not quite. I usually end up putting the r in the wrong place. Botanical names can be a challenge to spell.
Yellowwood flower cluster and chives in a what's-blooming bouquet from last year, May 17.