I gathered some Crape Myrtle seed pods, they are dry and open. I can't tell if the seeds are in what I have or if the seeds have fallen out. Do the seeds kind of stay attached to the pods??
Thanks for your help.
Once the pods start to split open the natural tendency is for the seed to disperse. Hold the pods over a bit of paper in a dish and tap with a pencil, any ripe and retained seeds will dislodge and you can tell those from the "chaff".
If you lost out this year, a little tip for next year is to use a pin or tiny craft peg to hold a bit of old panty-hose round the pods to catch those seeds before they escape.