Yesterday my husband and I went for a walk.
We came upon a strange tree.
Hubby said it was a Cottonwood tree.
I saw “cotton” all over the ground.
I picked some up.
I was amazed to learn that the male produced the pollen (causing allergies for some) and the female trees make the cotton.
The cotton is an appendage to help disperse the Cottonwood seeds so they do not fall at the base of the mother tree.
So, as they say, you learn something new every day!