Jun 16 2012

Pea Trees

Published by at 5:30 am under Plants,Schenley Park,Trees

There’s a bumper crop of pea pods on the redbud trees in Schenley Park.

Ten weeks ago the trees had delicate pink flowers and only a hint of leaves.

This month their trunks and branches are dripping with peas.

Normally the pods are hidden by the foliage but this year they’re so prolific you can see them easily. Check the redbud trees on the right as you descend the stairs behind the Visitors’ Center.

It’s a good year for the pea trees.

(photos by Kate St. John)

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2 Responses to “Pea Trees”

  1. mason4saloon 16 Jun 2012 at 11:21 am

    Are the peas food for Pa wildlife?

  2. Kate St. Johnon 16 Jun 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The flowers & peas can be eaten by people but the pods are quite tough. I’m sure animals/birds eat the peas but I don’t know who.

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