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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 12: Trash?

19 March 2020 | Apple iPhone 11 Pro | iPhone 11 Pro back camera 6mm f/2 | ISO 40

I had to look this up. I always thought these little spike balls had no practical value. These are sweetgum fruit. Inside each capsule are one or two small, winged infertile seeds, which are a naturally occurring source of shikimic acid, one of the main ingredients in the manufacture of Tamiflu. My daughter made some…

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