Surreal Seedpods

|Carrot Wood Seedpods|

|Carrot Wood Seedpods|

Today's post is brought to you by the seedpods of the commonly known Carrot Wood Tree; botanically known as Cupaniopsis anacardioides.  This evergreen shade tree comes to us from Australia.  It's used as a street tree here in Los Angeles.  Most of the year its not much to look at.  However, it produces small yellowish-orange fruit pods.  When the pods open its a sight to behold as deep orange seeds with black pits are revealed.  So vivid, so alien.  Lookout for branches of them in your local flower market.