Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tree with breathing roots


No, seriously: that tree has breathable roots named cypress knee (pneumatophors). It's a bald cypress (cypryśnik błotny / Taxodium distichum) - very interesting tree that grows in the Jagiellonian University Botanical Garden in Cracow, Poland.
That garden is really fascinating place - for example pond, which you can see in the picture, is a remnant of the old riverbed of the largest Polish river - Vistula. For over 100 years Vistula flows ca. 2 km away :)



13 comments:

  1. awesome scenery, is it thawing out there yet?

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    1. No, this picture was taken three years ago on autumn :)

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  2. beautiful. there are alot of cypress trees that grow in the swamps of the southern USA

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  3. Beautiful photo! I've seen cypress trees in Florida.

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  4. The tree works very well with the sky

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  5. Love the autumnal shades ( though not looking forward to the season ) and beautiful tree, thanks for sharing:)

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  6. Lovely, lush colors. Good that you included the people to give a sense of scale.

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  7. The full glory of autumn! :D Thank you for linking in with "Through My Lens"

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  8. What a beautiful tree and such lovely autumn colours

    Mollyxxx

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  9. A stunning tree dressed in beautiful colours. And love the reflection too.

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