Samara

Samara of Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) A samara is a  simple dry fruit and indehiscent (not opening along a seam).  The shape of a samara enables the wind to carry the seed away from the parent tree. Commonly referred to as a whirlybird, helicopter, or whirligig. Also...

Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

The Western Sword Fern is an evergreen fern native to Western North America is often found in the understory moist soils of the coniferous forests. The large dark green fronds of this fern grow to 20-70 inches (50-180 cm) tall and persist for 1.5-2.5 years. Can be...

Primary Branches

The leading or main branches thrown out directly from the trunk, giving a general shape to the plant. image :Aaron...