Plant ID forum: Seeds?

Views: 517, Replies: 16 » Jump to the end
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 12, 2014 12:47 PM CST
This group has always amazed me. How good are you at identifying seeds ? I have a collection of seeds from earlier this year. Instead of writing down the name I depended on my memory? Lol Rolling on the floor laughing The source doesn't remember either! All I know is it is a full sun plant.... that obviously goes to seed.
Thumb of 2014-10-12/ShadyGreenThumb/f09845
This photo shows the light brown color better

Thumb of 2014-10-12/ShadyGreenThumb/ab4cd3

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Pollen collector
Butterflies Greenhouse Bookworm Bulbs Hibiscus Plant Identifier
Image
Xeramtheum
Oct 13, 2014 8:45 PM CST
Just a guess, but they remind me of Bird of Paradise seeds ... Caesalpinia.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
Image
Bubbles
Oct 13, 2014 9:09 PM CST
I think they're Pride of Barbados, Caesalpinia pulcherrima
I do the same thing and store seeds thinking I'll remember what they are and where I got them!
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
abhege
Oct 14, 2014 6:15 AM CST
I do the same too. When spring comes I always have a surprise when I germinate some. Also, some seeds invariably fall out of their envelopes into my seed bins so I collect the mix and have fun!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Oct 14, 2014 7:50 AM CST
Cheryl, there are some photo's for seeds of Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in the database for comparison and those in your photo do indeed look like Caesalpinia.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Oct 14, 2014 7:52 AM CST
Gee, I always forget that we can add database photo's directly to our posts:
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Oct 14, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Yep, I was going to say Pride of Barbados also.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Pollen collector
Butterflies Greenhouse Bookworm Bulbs Hibiscus Plant Identifier
Image
Xeramtheum
Oct 14, 2014 12:28 PM CST
I've always known it as Bird of Paradise .. guess I'll have to remember Pride of Barbados instead.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
Image
needrain
Oct 14, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Or Caesalpinia gilleseii aka Mexican Bird of Paradise. Looking at the seed photos, I can't see any difference at all in the appearance of seeds from gilleseii and pulcherrima - either of the pods nor the seeds.
Donald
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
Image
Bubbles
Oct 14, 2014 2:57 PM CST
I have both growing side by side. The Mexican BOP has yellow flowers and the leaf structure is different. I have been cutting it back, as it is trying to become a tree. I will try to take a photo of the two to compare the leaves. They may have the same seed sizes and pods. I just haven't let the Mexican BOP go to seed. I don't like it where it is planted and I can't seem to remove it.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
Image
Bubbles
Oct 14, 2014 3:15 PM CST
At top is the Pride of Barbados. Bottom is Mexican BOP, which I had already chopped to the ground. It was already sending shoots up. The leaves are larger than the Pride of Barbados, at least in my yard they are.

Thumb of 2014-10-14/Bubbles/b46fa9

Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 15, 2014 9:29 AM CST
I Lefty instructions worth my husband as to the vatted pig the Faulkner's. Jr was overwhelmed. What the heck did you send? Lol He says there ate enough plants to make a City garden? ? Hahaha. He said he tossed them into a bucket and none to gently as I might guess From the sound of out, I think he is drowning them. I Java given him new, specific instructions. . I left him a container to "stack"them in a bit of water. He' daydthey won't fit?? I can't trust the man! Glad to hear they should be ok. Our weather has been awesome for fall planting. I can't wait to get home Hurray! Thank you!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
Image
Bubbles
Oct 15, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Cheryl, I hope you have been a victim of auto correct, or we're going to have to plan an intervention. Whistling
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Oct 15, 2014 11:59 AM CST
Bubbles said:Cheryl, I hope you have been a victim of auto correct, or we're going to have to plan an intervention. Whistling


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing nodding
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 18, 2014 1:45 PM CST
OMGOsh @Bubbles. That is what I get after too much traveling and using my phone and my fat fingers, and yes, auto correct. Sorry! I posted that to the WRONG place obviously! Yay! Hurray! I have Pride of Barbadoes!!!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Oct 18, 2014 1:51 PM CST
Oh, ShadyGreenThumb, it's not fair to give us only one installment of a story as riveting as the one about the vatted pig...what happens next? Where is part 2 of the saga? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Oct 18, 2014 2:47 PM CST
greene said:Oh, ShadyGreenThumb, it's not fair to give us only one installment of a story as riveting as the one about the vatted pig...what happens next? Where is part 2 of the saga? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


I agree Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "French Marigold"