Seeds forum: ID these Please

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Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
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pcput
Apr 2, 2013 4:36 PM CST
I found these seeds when cleaning out my plant cabinet. I picked them up somewhere but have no idea now old they are, but they don't look bad, or what they are. They look some what like bean seeds but much larger. I put the quarter in the pic so you could get some idea of size. Any guesses? Thanks, Peg
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 2, 2013 7:03 PM CST
Fava bean? I really don't know, just that favas are about that size.
Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
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pcput
Apr 2, 2013 8:32 PM CST
Thanks for the guess but I'm thinking it would be a flower as that is what I would have picked up. I don't think I've ever seen a fava bean. Maybe if they sprout it will help.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 2, 2013 9:52 PM CST
Maybe you picked them up as some sort of climbing vine? My DH bought me something similar, but I don't remember what they were called. Although, my seeds were a bit speckled. They were kind of pretty though, with little red and white flowers.
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Apr 3, 2013 2:21 AM CST
Well Peg, to me they don't say anything for sure.
Where is the "eye"? At one of the "ends"?
Best you can do is sow them and they will surely sprout.
When you have seedlings it may be a bit easier to ID.
Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
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pcput
Apr 3, 2013 7:54 AM CST
Thanks everyone with your help. If I get them to spout I'll post more pics.
Calin - the eye is on the end.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 3, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Smiling
Look like chocolate to me Shrug! but that is probably because Easter and all Big Grin
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all else is just existing.
Name: Peg
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pcput
Apr 3, 2013 6:35 PM CST
nodding
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Onewish1
Apr 4, 2013 4:31 AM CST

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no idea either
Name: Celeste
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pixie62560
Apr 13, 2013 6:21 AM CST
Jasmine seeds are smooth and brown like that and so are Jojoba. As well as many vine plants:
Hyacinth Vine
White Moonflower; Moon Vine; Evening Glory
Velvet Bean
Scarlet Runner
Mimosa
Southwestern Coral Bean
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Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
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pcput
Apr 13, 2013 2:19 PM CST
Thanks so much pixie62560, for the info. I looked up all the varieties you listed but can't say any of them are it. I was hoping if I saw some that looked familiar it might just jog my memory. So very nice ones though on that list. Nothing happening with them yet. I had an orchid tree seed I started at the same time and it got moldy and rotted. I hope these do some thing. Crying
Name: Peg
Va.Beach (Zone 8a)
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pcput
Apr 19, 2013 9:14 PM CST
Thanks everyone for the help but I guess we'll never know what they were. The shells were hard as rocks so took to soaking them and found they were rocks inside. Not viable at all. Oh well such is life or lack there of Thumbs down
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 20, 2013 5:46 AM CST
Ahh petrified seeds
I have had a few of those
probably from the stone age Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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