Beneath the Platycarya strobilacea Juglandaceae

Platycarya strobilacea Juglandaceae with man asleep on the lawn before it.

Platycarya strobilacea Juglandaceae with man asleep on the lawn before it.

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  1. Joan E. Miller says:

    I’m going to have to look up the common name for this, because I have no idea what it is!

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    1. I don’t know whether it has a common name! It comes from the Chusan Hills in China and it is, apparently, very rare to see it cultivated anywhere.

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  2. Tamara says:

    “Platycarya strobilacea Juglandaceae” is a simple, easy, short name that I repeat many, many times during the day. I start my day, I gaily mutter it throughout the day, I end my day saying it.

    Why, doesn’t EVERYONE?? 🤡🤩

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    1. Three words each with five syllables. Quite a mouthful.
      Let’s see whether we can break it down: Platy means flat and broad. Carya was a figure in Ancient Greek myth who was turned into a Walnut tree for the crime of having sex with the god Dionysus. And Juglandaceae is the family of the walnut species. And how it all fits together botanically, I have no idea.

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      1. Tamara says:

        Okay, Mr. Smartypants, you get THREE gold stars for dissecting the words as you did. Ahhhh, but now I challenge you to say the whole kit and caboodle five times super fast. Get ready, set, go!! 😎

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        1. 🙂 We are going to sing it!

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