For each of the following phobias, tell what is feared:
- Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (look carefully, you'll figure it out)
seriously, we could go on all day. It'd be fun, too. But that'll do for now - gotta save some for the future.
Answers to "Know your Conifers"
1) Spruces, such as the blue spruce Tona mentioned, have short needles attached singly along the twig, and hanging cones
2) Firs also have flat, short needles, but have noticeably pyramidal shape and erect (growing up) cones. That's why Fraser Fir is such a popular Christmas tree - the pyramidal shape.
3) Pines have longer needles bundled in clusters of 2-5.
The two things I was looking for for edible parts were pine nuts and the soft white underbark. But Brian gets credit too.
Hemlocks, cedars, junipers, yews, and redwoods are also conifers.
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