needle and thread seeds

lenahall(7b)February 13, 2014

is anyone familiar with this flower? a friend's mother gave me a baggie of these, which she called needle and thread flowers. she said hummingbirds love them. the seeds themselves are small and round. any ideas of what they are? i've googled needle and thread and it is a grass...

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Maybe Yucca filamentosa ? aka Adam's Needle and Thread?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 6:59AM
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poisondartfrog

Interesting name but probably not the Yucca. Adam's Needle Yucca seeds are not small or round. They are fairly large black triangular discs.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 6:11AM
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lenahall(7b)

hey y'all. i identified the plant/seeds. they are chleome! i see where the 'needle and thread' name came from as after the seed pods open the remaining outline looks like the eye of a needle!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2015 at 12:24PM
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