airborn seed pods

Beverly Erlebacher bae at
Thu Oct 12 13:15:50 EST 2000

In article <39E5EF77.5FF8861D at>,
jon double  <jon_double at> wrote:
>Does anyone know of any species of plant that have seed pods with
>adaptions similar to the function of the sycamore or dandy-lion, that
>enable them to travel distances airborn, or fall in a controlled manner?
>I am ideally interested in larger exotic pods, but any help is

For the 'controlled fall' category, maples (Acer), ashes (Fraxinus) and
Ailanthus.  Milkweed (Asclepias) blows around with a silk parachute and
has a big pod.

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