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Mystery Tree #5

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  • Leaves: Large, the size of your head (around 12" wide); palmately lobed.
  • Fruit: Big double samaras (seed about the size of your pinky tip); fuzzy, occuring in hanging clusters.
  • Twigs: Opposite one another, like the leaves.
  • Distribution: grows widely along the West Coast, from Southeast Alaska south to central California, from the coast east to Cascades and Sierras.


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