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extinct animals shaped honeylocusts
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How Honeylocusts Were Shaped By Extinct Animals

Can’t we all just get along? Way back when, plants and animals coevolved; one to feed the other, and the other to “distribute” the first. Although many of the large animals that helped to disperse seed and continue the development of trees are gone, those trees remain. And so do their ecological anachronisms.

idesia polycarpa
Plants

Guide to Idesia polycarpa

Idesia is a medium-sized deciduous tree with soft leathery leaves that have a slightly silvery underside, characteristic of many plants and trees in the Salicaceae (willow family), to which it belongs.