Yesterday afternoon, I spotted a Pine Cone hanging from a tree, and thought it shared an uncanny resemblance to a Hedgehog. But then again.. I often see things that aren’t there. Lol
Woody cones, such as my Hedgehog variety contain seeds which are female in nature. Male cones produce pollen and are much less conspicuous even at full maturity.
Oh.. And before someone jumps in about us fellas – its nothing to do with size, it’s how you use it 😋
Five Cone Facts
- Cones were a dinosaur delicacy.
- Celtic women who believed in cones as a symbol of fertility.
- The Pineal Gland, the geographic center of our brain, is named after the Pine cone because of its shape.
- Cones close their scales to protect the seeds from cold temperatures, wind and even animals that might try to eat them.
- Ancient Romans associated cones with Venus, Goddess of love and fertility.