Cottonwood Trees

Cotton wood tree “seeds”

Zone 21093 | reyim added on March 6, 2018 | Answered

I recall as a kid I used the pea sized green "seeds" from our backyard cotton wood tree as ammo for my pea shooter made from a willow branch. These "seeds" looked like exactly like peas but contained a cottony fiber. What is the official name for these "peas"? I recall they hung in clusters. Perhaps my memory is faulty from age.

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    Answered on March 6, 2018

    These peas are the fruit of the cottonwood. If allowed to mature, they open and release the cotton fibers we all know so well.

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