Also called maidenhair tree or 銀杏 (ichō or gin kyō, "silver apricot" in 🇯🇵 Japanese).  Pronounced gingko (ɡɪŋkoʊ).  The English spelling "ginkgo" is probably a misspelling of that Japanese "ginkyo".

The only surviving species of its genus, family and order Ginkgoales.

Native to 🇨🇳 China, although widely planted around the world.

Ginkgo hosts caterpillars of no species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.


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Recipe planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

Ginkgo (together with 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales, cycad  order Cycadales and a few more), have 'naked' seeds ( gymnosperm ), by not enclosing its seeds with any ovary structure.

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