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Northwest Missouri State University


Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree)

Ginkgo biloba

Eastern China. Fan shaped leaves 2 to 3 inches across. Height 80 to 100 feet. Leaves change to yellow in fall, but a freeze will cause leaves to drop almost overnight. Male trees are preferred in the home landscape because fruits produced on female trees are messy and have a foul odor. Fossils of this plant have been found dating from the Mesozoic Era (time of the dinosaurs).

GIS coordinate: N40 21.159 W94 53.025

Trail Number: T7

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Bark - Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree)

Leaf - Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree)

Summer - Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree)

Summer '08 - Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree)