Black dots on soil, bugs or seeds or?

Psalm23(9B)April 11, 2013

they are shiny tiny hard dots on the surface of the soil.
can't be opened or crushed by fingernail.
they don't move.

what are these? there's more of them in shady areas, esp under some weeds.

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Is there a trash palm nearby dropping seeds everywhere?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 5:24AM
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Psalm23(9B)

what's a trash palm? I can't find it on google.

there are really no trees in the area, this is new development, out neighbours (left n right) also got their house yard built at the same time. the other neighbour over the fence, house is still being built. we have burrowing owls in the area and squirrels. i only have weeds in the yard, most i can't find an identification to. but they don't seem to have black seeds.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 4:41PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

They look like pigweed seed to me- very tiny, right?
Do you have pigweed?

Here is a link that might be useful: Pigweed seeds

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 10:52PM
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eloise_ca

Is it tar?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 8:45AM
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Psalm23(9B)

they might be seeds from this pink/purple weeds we have in our yard, very pretty ground cover, short roots, flowers open in the middle of the day only.

anyone know the name of this? it's not pigweed, right?

pink/purple tiny flower with yellow centre.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 2:45PM
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