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 :)