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Do you recognize these seeds/pods?

Posted by w1ldflower 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 24, 12 at 18:42

Hi all! I tried posting in the Name that Plant forum and thought I'd give this one a try. I have seeds from two unidentified plants which are hardy at least to zone 5. I'm including pics of the dried seed pods and seeds and hoping someone may be familiar with them.

The first has rounded seed pods with openings at the top. They are between 1/8 and 1/4 inch in diameter.

Second plant has elongated pods which are 1/8 inch wide and between 1/4 and 3/8 inches in length. Pods are ribbed and have four internal chambers which contain tightly packed tan-colored cylindrical seeds (packed together inside they stack snugly to form a perfect bean shape)in columns.


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seeds/pods from second plant


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Another shot of the whole seed head/plant #2


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This is the dried fall foliage from plant #2.


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The second one looks like Dutch iris.


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Dutch Iris is a monocot. So the leaves don't fit.


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The first picture looks like coreopsis seeds.


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If you're still trying to figure out what those seeds pods are from, try contacting the nearest university extension office or Master Gardener organization. Your local library might be able to give you the web address of phone number. They usually offer free plant identification services. There are always Master Gardeners at my town's summer Farmers' Market and I've taken pictures to them to help identify plants in my yard. Good luck!


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That foliage looks like it's from a peony tree. I have two different peony trees it looks alot like their foliage. Here's a link that just might help.

Here is a link that might be useful: Make Money Gardening


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The seed pods for no.2 are not tree peony pods.


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They look like Scrophularia marilandica and Oenothera biennis to me.


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