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The Coconut's Three Eyes

As this coconut falls in the water, one of the eyes shown at the top throws up a sail-like leaf while the other two begin to throw out a mass of roots within the excelsior-like covering, but inside of the waterproof cover of the nut, which for the purpose of illustration, has been removed. When the sail has carried the nut to a new environment, the roots burst forth and the sail grows into a taller stalk, which finally becomes the trunk of the new palm.

The Coconut's Three Eyes

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 1 Chapter 3