Silk Floss Tree

I am so fascinated by this tree that I pulled over to the side of the road to photograph this one.  This is its final stage, when the flowers have formed into pods that have broken open to spill out their floss. In some of the photos, you can see pods that haven’t burst open. These bundles are large–some eight inches to a foot long.  They were used in much the same ways as kapok—for mattress stuffing and protection of items for packing and shipping.

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You can see their luscious blooms HERE.

 

6 thoughts on “Silk Floss Tree

      1. slmret

        Oops — sorry — I just realized that you had the tree’s name in the title of the post! Must take the time to read titles as well as the posts themselves!!!

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