I planned to post, but since I had double posted the day before, I planned to skate. Depending on when you read this, I either skated or not. I’ll let you, the reader decide. The photos are from the Botanical Gardens. The following teachable moment is courtesy Anne. Any inaccuracies could be laid at the feet of Practically Perfect Pooh. That would be wrong. Following along the thoughts of my friend, the “Perma-Bear”, I the “Great Dissembler”, should be responsible. This post is just fill and fare anyway.
Pictured with this post are the male and female reproductive organs of the Japanese black pine. With Anne’s help, I laid-out the taxonomy of this tree below. She taught me her mnemonic device: Kangaroos Playing Chess On Fussy Green Squares, to remember this sequence.
- Kangaroos = Kingdom = Plantae
- Playing = Phylum = Pinophyta
- Chess = Class = Pinopsida
- On = Order = Pinales
- Fussy = Family = Pinaceae
- Green = Genius = Pinus
- Squares = Species = thunbergii
What tripped this post was Anne’s explanation that pine trees employed gymnosperm, or naked seed. I could have delved deeper, but not kept my supposed PG-13 rating. If gym means naked, what does gymnasium mean?