Gingko Gingko biloba
Family: Gingkoaceae (Gingko)
This is a tree native to China, that is often found planted in cities.
In the summer, its leaves are quite distinctive and in the
winter, it's stubby twigs and clustered buds and leaf scars stand out.
It is the source of the herbal supplements that are so popular
these days (though Gingko has been used for millenia in the Orient).
Winter twig and end bud of Gingko
The buds and leaf scars are clustered on short, stumpy twigs
Another view of the leaf scars. Notice the two vein scars
The stubby twigs are often found on larger branches...
Mature bark of a Gingko
The fan-shaped leaves are distinctive when found
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