Living fossil

DAY 222 (13 NOVEMBER) – Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoeceae) (Farnham)

Ahhh. A sunny morning stroll across the meadow offered up these fascinating leaves I hadn’t noticed before. No doubt because they’re more striking than when green in summer.

It turns out they are the only leaves in this fan shape. Not only that, the ginkgo (native to China) is the only surviving species of the Ginkgophyta family – making it officially a living fossil.

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