A Seed Pod


The seed pod of a Eucalyptus Tree

On a recent trip to California, I found this seed pod while on a hike in an area landscaped with all native plants to the region of the country. The day I was hiking there was a light, warm rain when I came upon a Eucalyptus Tree that smelled so wonderful I lingered there for as long as I could, because I love the smell of fresh Eucalyptus!  When I saw these seed pods (like the one in the picture above) on the ground all around the tree, they reminded me of buttons.