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Pine and Cones

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What?

Pine Tree

Where?

Lake Harriet Rose Gardens

So What?

I knew that I would find Pine trees here that I would be able to get cones from.

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What?

A scale from a female cone and a male cone

Where?

From the tree in the photo above

So What?

I was unable to get a good photo of the microsporangia, but you can see the megasporangia on the scale. My borrowed camera doesnt work so well in close up