A tree in the playground with large woody resinous seed pods. A fox squirrel was eating the pods (entered separately).
very common in the "wild" part of this botanical garden
I foraged these carob pods and then processed it into some carob powder. It is delicious!
scattered in this site (like almost everywhere in the Gargano)
Cultivated or naturalized, carob trees are a common sight in the Algarve, and like with almond trees, it's not always easy to determine which trees were planted and which were not.
Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the carob tree and St John's-bread, is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible legumes, and as an ornamental tree in gardens. The crushed seed pod is often used as a substitute for chocolate.