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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 11, 2015 12:44 PM CST
Okay, I have no idea what these seeds are. Anyone care to take a guess?

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 11, 2015 1:17 PM CST
Only thing that comes to mind is apple seeds. Size, shape and color is about right.

Where'd you get them?
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 11, 2015 3:33 PM CST
I don't remember but they're not apple seeds. They are plump.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jan 11, 2015 5:02 PM CST
They look a bit too big and too fat to be flax...which is the only thing that comes to mind for me.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 11, 2015 5:25 PM CST
How about popcorn?
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jan 11, 2015 5:40 PM CST
Hey, stick a few in the microwave and see what happens! Hilarious!
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 11, 2015 6:19 PM CST
What? I posted a reply here. Don't know what happened! Anyway, popcorn is about the closest in looks but I didn't grow any this year and I'm pretty sure it's not that. I did plant some today so if/when they germinate we can figure this one out.

They have a slight pinkish cast to them if that makes a difference.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 12, 2015 4:32 PM CST
The pink cast sounds like it may be a seed that has been treated. Usually a crop or garden plant seed is the type subject to treatment. Corn would be a good candidate for that.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 12, 2015 4:40 PM CST
These are seeds I collected so they're not treated.
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Plantsmylove
Jan 12, 2015 6:03 PM CST
send us a photo of the parent plant if possible that would be the best way to ID the seed.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 12, 2015 6:04 PM CST
Are they the correct size for Geranium seeds? Some of those can be pink-ish.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 12, 2015 6:25 PM CST
*Blush* If I knew the parent plant I would know the seeds. *Blush* In the course of the year I tend to "collect" seeds wherever/whenever but a lot of times I forget to label them, as in this case.

@greene I think they are a bit large for geranium seeds and I don't remember gathering any geranium seeds. But they are the correct shape

Oh my, I am really embarassed, I just don't know where I got them. Hopefully they will germinate quickly so I can get this figured out.

Thank you everyone for giving me suggestions and trying to help me. Thank You!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 12, 2015 8:33 PM CST
One last guess: did you collect anything in the Viola family?
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jan 12, 2015 8:41 PM CST
I don't think so. I think the seeds may be a bit too big for that. Usually I can remember gathering seeds if I still can't remember the plant they came from. I am so stumped by these seeds. I don't even remember gathering them. I will ask a friend when I see her on Thurs. if she gave them to me perhaps.

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