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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 16, 2016 6:36 PM CST
I just found this interesting plant in my garden today. Can anyone tell me what it is (or could be)? It has cute, heart-shaped seed pods and grew to about 8", give or take, in my yard. There didn't appear to be others of the same plant nearby for help IDing, but I suspect it's a quick-to-set-seed weed of some sort.






Backlit by the sun to see the seeds:


Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2016 6:41 PM CST
I wonder if it could be Lunaria of some sort?
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 16, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Lin, how interesting! I hope it is Lunaria, that's a pretty little plant. I don't recall seeing that bloom in my garden, but that doesn't mean that it didn't; the bigger thing, though, is that the plant I have has about 10 seeds per pod (Lunaria appears to have about 4-6) and they are shaped a little differently. I think you're onto something, though. Maybe it's just a different type of Lunaria? Or maybe it's a different plant that's a close cousin?...
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 16, 2016 7:03 PM CST
In researching lunaria, I'm noticing that lunaria seed pods seem to always droop. This plant holds the seed pods very erect, no drooping whatsoever. Confused
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 16, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Can you get some photos of the leaves close up as well as the entire plant?
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 16, 2016 8:09 PM CST
Its Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 16, 2016 8:38 PM CST
Daisy, that's it!!! Thank you! I've seen that flower in my garden before, too, so I feel pretty certain.

According to a website I found, pennycress is edible, has leaves that taste like cabbage--though bitter--and seeds that can be used as a mustard substitute.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 16, 2016 9:10 PM CST

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Here's our entry for it, it's needs a bit more detailing. Thumbs up
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 16, 2016 10:14 PM CST
I understand that the seeds are peppery. Taste a couple and let us know... Smiling

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