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May 23, 2020 10:53 PM CST
Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
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I picked these seed pods from a tree growing in a parking lot in Loveland, Colorado. I'm hoping they're distinctive enough that someone recognizes them and can ID the genera or species from the seeds and seed pods. Thank you!

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May 24, 2020 9:08 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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I believe this is the Kentucky Coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus
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May 24, 2020 9:15 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Here's our database entry with photos of Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioica)
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May 24, 2020 10:53 AM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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Agree! The tree with our state's name, and it is a great heritage tree here.

There are apparently different spellings offered, and I'm not a user of ICBN to determine who is right.

I learned this plant as Gymnocladus dioicus (versus the spelling in the database link Lin offered). In fact, several other database entries use the spelling I know.

Online search shows mostly G. dioicus, though the Missouri Botanical Garden shows G. dioica.
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May 24, 2020 11:12 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Yes, the garden.org database uses the Catalogue of Life as a source for information, which shows G. dioica as the accepted scientific name and G. dioicus as the synonym but it is the same tree and a beautiful one at that; I sure wish it grew this far south!
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May 24, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
Many thanks to everyone! Perhaps I'll try germinating them when the season slows down a bit.
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May 24, 2020 8:28 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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These seeds need to be scarified and soaked before they will germinate. There are various methods described online but the simplest way would be to rub the seed on a file to remove a part of the very hard seed coating. After the filing process let the seeds soak in water overnight. Then plant like any other seed.
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May 25, 2020 2:11 PM CST
Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
Salvias
Thanks Kelly!
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