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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Jan 6, 2016 10:03 AM CST
These seed pods came from a climbing vine. Any clue what plant it is?
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 6, 2016 10:07 AM CST
My best guess would be Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans). Someone else may offer some other possibilities. @5601Lisa Edit to add a couple of photos from the database showing the pods.
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jmorth
Jan 6, 2016 10:23 AM CST
Campsis pod interior

I'd say some kind of milkweed.

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 6, 2016 10:28 AM CST

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Looks like Black Swallow-wort (Cynanchum nigrum) :

https://www.google.com/search?q=black+swallowort&source=lnms...

If so, it's considered to be an invasive weed in North America.
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jmorth
Jan 6, 2016 10:33 AM CST
I think Kent hit it on the nose!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 6, 2016 11:01 AM CST
jmorth said:Campsis pod interior

I'd say some kind of milkweed.


I've never opened a Campsis pod. I need to do that. I have a couple of low growing plants that make pods that look similar with fly-away seeds to the questioned pods, but they aren't vines. I followed Kent's link. I'm not familiar with that one. Always something new to learn! It does look correct.
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Jan 6, 2016 11:46 AM CST
Yep, looks like black swallow-wort. Many thanks Kent. I was about to offer pods to my Seed Swap, thinking they were trumpet vine. Plan to trash the pods pronto.

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