Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page NEWTON Teachers Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Frequently Asked Questions Referencing NEWTON About NEWTON About Ask A Scientist Education At Argonne Dawn Redwood Seeds
Name: Jess D.
Status: other
Age: 20s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2/9/2004

Where are the seeds on the dawn redwood? We have one that holds sentimental value (its seeds were brought to NZ from China 1949) that needs to be cut down but has never produced seedlings. I want to know if I can find the seeds to grow a seedling.

In the cones. Here is a photo of some on-line

And this one discusses extracting the seeds from the cones:

The cones ripen in early December and are shed soon thereafter:

Finally, a good overall site for the dawn redwood or Metasequoia:

Anthony Brach Ph.D.

Click here to return to the Botany Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (, or at Argonne's Educational Programs

Educational Programs
Building 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: June 2012
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory