Here are tree fruits and blooms in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Pine cones starting to grow. (April 4, 2017)
[A branch coming out from some very long needles has one tiny pine cone at the top. About two inches below the top is a row of three pine cones growing from the branch.]

Unknown tree blooms (October 30, 2016)
[A grouping of approximately 15 small white five-petaled flowers with each having approximately 10 brown-tipped white stamen coming from yellow centers at teh end of a bare tree branch.]

Crepe myrtle blooms (June 22, 2015)
[A grouping of tiny, pink blooms with a few round globes that have not yet opened. In the background is a blurred branch with green leaves and another pink bunch.]

Red maple samaras appear before the leaves in spring and are what gives this tree the nickname redbuds (February 26, 2016)
[At the end of the red maple branches before the leaves appear, these red wing-shaped seed pods grow from red stems. More than a dozen grow from the end of the tree branch endpoint on this image.]

Magnolia flowers bloom in spring and early summer. (May 14, 2016)
[Amid the dark glossy leaves on the tree is one large many-petaled white flower. Some of the petals are raised upright around the center while the outermost petals lay flat against the leaves. These flowers are approximately 6-8 inches wide at their widest point.]

Magnolia fruit, a burr, in its early stage (August 6, 2015)
[A light-green cone comes out of the leaves. The surface of the cone looks soft/fuzzy and has thin, short dark pieces sticking out of it in a regular pattern across the surface.]

The burr matures and the seeds begin to appear. (September 20, 2015)
[The cone is now a dark red color. While the surface still looks soft/fuzzy, there are two red seeds poking out of one spot on it.]

A mature burr with many visible seeds (August 11, 2015)
[The cone is now light brown and more than a dozen red seeds are coming from it.]

The spent burr (November 13, 2015)
[The cone is partially dried out and shriveled with no seeds attached to it.]

Some nutless Southern Live Oak acorns. (December 26, 2016)
[Two acorns with their caps still attached to a branch are missing their nut portion. The caps are upward resempling small cups and are yellowish inside.]

The first time I saw the flowers of this tree the blooms were only a couple of feet off the ground and I thought it was a blooming bush.
This a flower of the loblolly-bay tree. (August 13, 2015)
[A white, five-petaled flower with a yellow center sits at the end of a branch with lots of leaves. This appears to be more of a large bush than a tree in this image.]

These are trunks of loblolly-bay trees. It's an evergreen tree that grows to 35-60 feet high. It was after seeing a flower above these trunks that I was able to identify it. (June 27, 2015)
(Photo taken with my phone.)
[The trunks of several trees beside a stream. The bark is rough and the trunk is probably at least 6-8 inches in diameter.]

A bloom of alocasia elephant ears (August 14, 2015)
[At the top of a green stem with a bulbuous top is a tall slender white flower. The flower has a long cylindrical stamen in the middle with one white petal curling around it.]

Here's the entire plant which was in Peach and Beach Park and was about four foot tall. (August 14, 2015)
[The flower bloom sits at the middle of this plant with at least five large leaves each at the end of a stem and towering over the bloom which only reaches about half-way up the stem (if that).]

This is a sycamore tree seed pod. (December 3, 2014)
[A spherical brown ball hangs from the end of a branch. This was taken at night so the pod is lit from the camera flash. The rough surface of the pod is visible.]

In spring the pods open. (March 13, 2016)
[The spherical brown balls now have some parts which are light brown and fluffy. There are two pods in the image and the one on the left still mostly resembles the one in the prior photo since only a small part at the top is fluffy. The pod on the right has the entire top half fluffy as if it was a light brown cotton ball. The lower half of the pod on the right still has the rough nubbies.]

Spanish moss (September 20, 2015)
[A swatch of just moss fills the image. It's light grey in color and full of bends and twists making it seem like it will feel prickly.]

Individual strands of Spanish moss (September 20, 2015)
[Just a couple of strands hang in the image. A main stem or pieces is not visible. There are a lot of branches that seem to come from other branches so this is entwined within itself.]

Very close view of Spanish moss (March 3, 2016)
This photo was taken during warm weather so while the white stuff may look like frost, it is not.
[Each individual strand of the moss is a greenish color with what appears to be thin white hairs all along the strand. The white stuff looks similar to ice crystals on greenery in the winter, but this photo was taken during warm weather.]

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