Anyone recognize this seed?

azpedsrn(Arizona)March 26, 2014

Sunday I found one of my dogs chewing on one of these seeds/pods. Tuesday I found a different dog chewing on another one of these. I have no idea what they are or where they came from. The are strong smelling when wet (that's how I found the first dog chewing on this - I went looking to find the smell) and smell like they'd be in the squash family - smell kind of "pumpkiny" but worse. Does anyone have any idea what they are?

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nel5397

It looks like something that would come from a palm tree.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 9:44PM
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azpedsrn(Arizona)

Oh wow, really? I never thought of that but we have a small palm tree in our yard and our neighbor's Queen Palm hangs over our fence. I'll have to go out in the morning and look closely at those palms. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 1:18AM
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azpedsrn(Arizona)

You are correct! My neighbor's queen palm has ripening dates that could easily drop onto my side of the fence. Thanks for solving the mystery.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 9:21PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Wow, what a cool discussion! Thanks for posting the pics, and for the answer, and confirmation of the answer too. I learned something! Happy gardening!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 12:48PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Probably good for the dogs as they are full of nutrients! Smart dogs.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 2:36PM
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