24 February 2022

Root Pearls (ThursdayTreeLove)

Here's another tree from my travels. 

Actually, it was my husband who pointed it out to me !! 🤦🏼 I guess he has become an inadvertent tree spotter! 

Sadly I could not identify it. 

We saw this tree growing by the roadside - rather it's unique roots caught the eye.  This was in Annapolis, USA in early Dec 2021. The authorities had left space for these lovely roots  when constructing the footpath. Which meant they had space to grow and breathe. 


Maybe it is a species of Cyperus. Or the root pearls are some symbiotic colonies in another species. 

The tree was almost leafless and the few green leaves were too high to help ID the species.

Either way, the bare tree demanded attention which we gladly gave it!  Knowing it's name would be great but it doesn't really matter. 

To me it is the Root Pearl tree! 

What do you think? Have you seen a tree like this?

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Do head over to see fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in! 

16 comments:

Alana said...

I've seen roots (but not with extensive knots like in your picture) in some of our trees. I wonder if this tree has some kind of nematode infestation? I am far from an expert. There is a forestry school in Syracuse, NY that might be able to answer your question. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Interesting roots.

joannaoftheforest said...

I have never seen roots like this, but I'll be looking more closely. There's always something new to be discovered!

Archana said...

@Alana yes, they are more like nodules not pearls. Thanks for the reference..let me chk if the Institute is on Twitter and can help ID this tree. It's great to see you here on TTL! 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Thanks!

Archana said...

@linsartyblobs Thank you!

Archana said...

@linsartyblobs Thank you!

Archana said...

@JoAnna yes! We only need to 'see' Thanks for stopping by! 😊

Genevive Angela said...

interesting to see the roots they do look like pearl, thanks for sharing such rare images.

Genevive Angela said...

Thank you for sharing such rare trees, the roots do look like a pearl.

Parul said...

This is such a good find and I do think of having seen something like this. Thanks for sharing, Archana and let us know what you find. :) See you around later.

Archana said...

@Angela Thank you so much! :-)

Archana said...

@Parul I have still not gotten round to identifying the tree :-( Will do so soon.. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Chandra Lynn said...

Nice clicks! I love the knotty "tree feet." :-D

Archana said...

Eye catching aren't they? 😊 Thanks Chandra!

Esha said...

Very strikingly different from anything that I've seen around where I live or even on any of my travels! Would love to know the name of this tree, for sure. Thanks for sharing this unusual tree.

Cheers,
Esha
https://mysoultalks.com/bloom-with-grace/

Archana said...

Thank you Esha! Still unable to ID this tree.