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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Oct 27, 2013 7:12 PM CST
While trimming away frosted foliage this afternoon I noticed little rooted *cups* of black seeds. The container had been planted with Plectranthus barbatus and a few violas.

The viola seed cups I've seen aren't round cones. Are there some that are?


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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 27, 2013 7:49 PM CST

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It's Bird's Nest Fungus:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidulariaceae
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Oct 27, 2013 8:18 PM CST
How interesting...I've never seen that before.
I could be wrong...
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Oct 28, 2013 7:18 AM CST
Thanks, Kent!
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Oct 28, 2013 6:48 PM CST
Very informative Kent. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2013 7:28 PM CST
Well that is sure interesting.
Thank you both Chelle and Kent.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Oct 29, 2013 5:59 AM CST
They are so cute .. I usually find them in soil that has a lot of bark in it.


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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Oct 29, 2013 9:45 AM CST
I agree

I'd just taken photos of portulaca seed pods and that's one of the reasons I was so intrigued. The little cups of seeds looked somewhat similar at first glance. Smiling







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Anderwood
Oct 29, 2013 11:57 AM CST
I agree with chelle. That was my first thought when I saw the pic.
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2013 12:20 PM CST
That really does look similar.
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Xeramtheum
Oct 29, 2013 12:56 PM CST
Lol .. I've grown portulaca and never really noticed that but you're right! They do kind of look alike.
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RickCorey
Oct 29, 2013 4:16 PM CST
I wonder if the fungus can spread by being eaten by birds who thought they were seeds?

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