Ask a Question forum: Any idea what this is a seed pod to?

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Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Sep 22, 2016 12:54 PM CST
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 22, 2016 1:05 PM CST
Looks like it could be milkweed, Robyn. Could you open it up a little bit and let us see what the seeds look like?
Elaine

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Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Sep 22, 2016 1:08 PM CST
I could ask my friend to, she posted on FB asking if we thought it was milkweed. It doesn't look like any milkweed I've ever seen so I thought I'd bring the picture to the experts. :)
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 22, 2016 1:12 PM CST
Here's a picture from the Butterflies forum that shows pointy pods like that. When they're getting ripe they turn color, yellow, reddish then eventually brown.

The thread "September 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

Go to the last page then scroll up to the picture that says "is this a milkweed". We all agreed that it is.
Elaine

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Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Sep 22, 2016 1:27 PM CST
Thanks!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 22, 2016 3:00 PM CST
It does look like it might be a Milkweed Seedpod. It reminds me of Asclepias incarnata but it could be a lot of Milkweed seedpods look like that.


Another photo for comparison here: http://www.pbase.com/image/89536130
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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!
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plantladylin
Sep 22, 2016 3:01 PM CST
There are apparently quite a few Milkweeds native to Minnesota: http://www.growmilkweedplants.com/minnesota-native-milkweed....
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Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Sep 22, 2016 3:50 PM CST
thanks!
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!
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plantladylin
Sep 22, 2016 4:17 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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