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Vine with Orange pod /red seeds...

Posted by lpokas Florida (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 24, 08 at 20:47

My 80 year old father lives in Mulberry, Florida (btwn Tampa and Orland), was on a golf course last week and when he went in the brush to pick up a ball he found this orange seed pod or fruit growing on a vine on the ground. Many had already opened up and it looked as if the birds had eaten the seeds. He took one home and put it on the counter and it opened by itself to reveal red juicy seeds.

We have been searching the internet for him trying to identify this plant. Can anyone help? I have a picture but have not figured a way to post it here.

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RE: Vine with Orange pod /red seeds...

It sounds like Balsam Pear vine. Check the link below for pictures and information.

Here is a link that might be useful: Balsam Pear

RE: Vine with Orange pod /red seeds...

Have you looked at the Coral honeysuckle vine?
It has Orange red berries, don't know about the seed.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lonicera sempervirens

RE: Vine with Orange pod /red seeds...

Balsam Pear Vine is exactly what it is. My dad's picture is almost identifcal to the one you reference.

Mystery solved -- thank you!!!

Happy Thanksgiving.

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