Can you ID these seeds?

bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)November 2, 2011

I found these seed pods in a friend's driveway. I suspect they are some kind of tree seed but can't ID them.

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goblugal(7)

Looks like Catalpa

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 12:42PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Don't think so. Catalpa pods are not flat and the seeds look different too.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 3:38PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Actually, the pods and seeds look nothing like Northern Catalpa. Does Southern Catalpa look differently? Red bud maybe?

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 3:48PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

They look like black locust seed pods. Are the seeds really hard? I am not familiar with catalpa seed but locust seed around here are quite hard.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 4:46PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Found a good photo at this site: http://www.depauw.edu/univ/naturepark/natural%20history/black%20locust.asp?vm=r. They definitely could be black locust. The seeds are hard, similar to a red bud in size, but the pods are almost paper thin.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 9:40AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

I'm pretty certain these are black locust. I also have honey locust I collected while cutting wood last weekend.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 10:57AM
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sandy1186(6)

It might be Mimosa. They look just like the pods all around my friends house.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 10:07AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

They also look like Mimosa pods. I guess I will just plant them and see what I get.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 3:09PM
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rockguy(7a)

What trees are they under/near?

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 7:33AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

I don't know. They were in my boss's driveway. They had to have blown from a neighbor's tree but I have no idea what her neighbors have. She only has sycamore and a small willow. I thought the tree across the road looked like a red bud, but I just don't think they are red bud.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 2:29PM
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cousinfloyd

Redbud was my first thought. I have no idea what the seeds look like, but the pods sure look a lot like redbud pods to me.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 7:00AM
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