Date: Tue, 14 Mar 1995 07:14:09 -0600

From: wachal robert s rwachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU

Subject: helicopter seeds

"...a seed pod came spinning down and lit on my shoulder. In college I'd

had a friend from Vermont; she called the two-winged seedpods 'helicopters'."

--Marcia Muller, TILL THE BUTCHERS CUT HIM DOWN, p. 199 (hard bound).

Hey, doesn't anyone call them 'samaras'?