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I've raised a seed snatcher, lol Pics

Posted by jolanaweb 8 Bas.Co,TX (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 21, 07 at 23:59

Does anyone know what this is? My son brought it to me last weekend, I had forgotten about it till I saw a green one (dyed) just like it in a bowl of potpourri. The pods are about 2 inches long
Any ideas
Thanks, jolana

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RE: I've raised a seed snatcher, lol Pics

Maybe.....Tx Mountain Laurel!?!


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yep. that's what I think too.


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No, TX Mtn. Laurel's pods are different and the seeds are bright red and more round.
These are brown and almost flat
Thanks tho
jolana

Here is a link that might be useful: Mtn. Laurel seeds


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I thought it might be persimmon since the seeds are brown and flat, but not sure about the pod since persimmons are round fruit. Maybe they dry like that? Not sure. I did take a look at some under google images, but it didn't show a dried seed pod, just the seeds.


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  • Posted by ntt_hou 8b/9a/NWHouston (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 22, 07 at 22:48

I don't know what those are but I do know that Persimmon seeds are not in a pod.


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JOLANA, where did your "seed snatcher" get it? Was it on a plant at the time? Maybe a description of the plant would shed some light on it.


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Oops, I thought I said, lol
He just said it was a shrub about 3 or 4 ft tall


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Well, I suppose you will just have to grow one, and then maybe someone can identify it ---LOL. Certainly an interesting pod!!


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Jolana, you raised that boy right!!

Now one question, when he went to town did he bring the family cow with him and return with the seeds?


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LOL Carolann!!! Maybe they would know on the seedsaver forum?


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This it?

Here is a link that might be useful: ?


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I have a similar pod. I picked it off a bush last Christmas that was planted in front of the Westin on La Cantera in SA.

I just sent them an email asking what those bushes are.

I thought they might be MtL seeds from the picture, because I've seen the picture of the seeds and pod somewhere else recently. Perhaps your seeds are old and dried out?

I can't find my pod right now, but its in this house somewhere!

Here is a link that might be useful: Westin La Cantera


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It's not Mtn Laurel and it was just picked a couple of weeks ago.
If y'all have any potpourri, chances are you have one like it.
The same kind of pod is in all of mine, lol
Susan I will post it over there
Thanks to all of you


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Now that's a new one! A "Seed Snatcher" e-mailing the snatchee, to discover what they snatched! Ha! Ha!
Jim


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Hahaha, nervy...yeah, but how is she supposed to find out what she snatched, lol

I posted mine on the seed saving forum but nothing, it doesn't seem very active around there according to the dates.
The I put it on name that plant because in the past, they have named my plants in record time but nothing.
We were out running errands today and I kept thinking, when I get home I'm gonna find out I have seeds to a really cool plant, lol
Maybe I should ask DS where he got it and go there, lol


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If they're planted in front of The Westin, I'm sure they're pretty cool plants. :)

I didn't tell 'em I snatched seeds.. I just asked what those plants out front with the peanut looking seed pods are.

Haven't heard back yet. I went all through their web site trying to see if they had a shot of the front entry way with those bushes but there isn't one. (at least that I can find)

Maybe some nice San Antonio person can go take a picture for us? hmmmm

Might be easier for your son to show you the plant. :)


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No luck, DS said the plant was in a pile by the curb in front of a older home close to downtown Austin. It's been abandoned and they are ready to demolish to buid new ones.


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OK then. Its up to the folks in San Antonio to got get a picture of the bushes.

The are planted along the side walk between the parking lot and the front of the building.


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Barbara /honeybunny is closer to there. It is a 45 min drive for me.


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No clue what it is but Jolana you've raised that kid right!!! lol!PJ


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Oooooo . . . maybe you should rescue that plant from also being demolished. There might be other things worth saving there, so maybe your son should show you where he got it and you can bring your shovel and some containers.


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Denise, that was the first thing I asked him but they were all dead, he said he scratched all of them. that''s when he found the pod on the underside, lol


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The pod looks a lot like the pods on iris plants and they are used in lots of dried arrangements. The pods don't look dry, when they are they are usually dark brown and start to open at the top.
You may have been told the pods where off a shrub, but it looks like iris pods and seeds.


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Yes littleone, some how those triangular seed pods looked familiar! Here is what I found on google.

Here is a link that might be useful: triangular seed pods: Iris pseudacorus L.


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I have some iris seeds and looked and they are different and the pods are actually 6 side.
I'm just going to go ahead and plant and see what happens.
I really do believe that DS, knows the difference between an Iris and a shrub, lol
Thanks for all of you help


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Ask him if there were any leaves on the plant. If so, could he describe them. I tried a plant key on line, but with only the seed pod, and the fact that it's in North America, I couldn't narrow it down enough. Would he know the difference between a compound leaf and a single leaf? Could he compare it to a leaf like a rose or a pecan or mesquite has compared to that of an oak or mesquite or whatnot? It actually reminds me sort of a yucca seed. Is the seed pod fragrant?

Sally


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No, not fragrant, of course, I'm so stopped up, I can barely smell rosemary while pruning it, lol
Thanks Sally I will ask him


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I know I pulled my similar seed pod off a bush, not an Iris.
I'll look around for it today and try to post a picture of mine so we can see if they are the same or not.


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I was just wondering about fragrance since you said it's in potpourri. Maybe it's just for decoration. I'm not a potpourri kind of gal, so I'm totally ignorant on what goes into those.

Sally


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Sally, those have been dyed and scented
I just get them for my MIL, when she visits, she likes the clean floral scents, lol
Thanks Melvalena
jolana


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Now you all have me very interested in finding out what that thing is too. I'm just sitting here by my keyboard and screen waiting for the final answer . . .


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I came across this post in the "name that plant" forum and followed your link! :)
just a stab in the dark-- to me, it looks vaguely like a cobaea scandens seed pod... and the seeds also look somewhat like cobaea seeds, but the pics are blurry so it is hard to tell. The pod is a bit more angular around the main veins than I recall the cobaea being, but when it dries I think it does become angular as well...

Being native to Mexico, cobaea should be right at home growing in TX without much care, though I have never seen a pod in potpourri...

Anyway, just a guess... :)

Here is a link that might be useful: unripe cobaea seed pod


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