collecting seed question
I've read some of the posts regarding collecting dahlia seeds, but I'm still left with some questions.
Seed pods: From some of the photos, it looks like what is being described as a seed pod is just the dried flower head. Am I looking for a seed pod, like what I'd see on snapdragons or milkweed? Or am I looking for a dried flower, similar to zinnia?
seeds: None of the photos have a good close up of what the seeds look like. I took apart one of my dried dahlia flower heads looking for seeds last night, and didn't see anything that resembled a seed to me. So... either I don't know what I'm looking for or the flower didn't get pollinated/form seeds.
As a reference, I'm trying to collect seeds from nameless (but pretty) dinnerplate dahlias. I figure the seeds would be fun to share and might help me hedge my bets in case storing them overwinter fails.
Thanks for your help!!