Sweet Pepperbush is a common find around the lake. I notice that recently the fruiting stalks are breaking over. At first I thought it was localized but I'm seeing this change everywhere I look. I also notice some tiny and slow developing buds.
While walking by the Buttonwood introduced back in December, laying in the sidewalk, right in front of me, was a Buttonwood fruit. Unbelievable! I've been poking around under that tree for months looking for one of these!
Here it is after dissection.