26 January 2011

Pneumatophore (Fr) Cypress Knees (English) Taxodium distichum (Lin)

Cypress Knees, Suwanee River Rapids
Cypress knees or Pneumatophore are root extensions reaching into the air.

Popular to plant around Urban Core stormwater ponds in geographic locations with drought and innundation, Taxodium distichum grows well in both arid and soggy conditions.

No one really understands the knees' function or purpose.

I believe the cypress trees grow knees as a work of art.

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