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Oct 27, 2013 7:12 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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While trimming away frosted foliage this afternoon I noticed little rooted *cups* of black seeds. The container had been planted with Plectranthus barbatus and a few violas.

The viola seed cups I've seen aren't round cones. Are there some that are?


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Oct 27, 2013 7:49 PM CST
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It's Bird's Nest Fungus:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...
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Oct 27, 2013 8:18 PM CST
Name: Sherry
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How interesting...I've never seen that before.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Oct 28, 2013 7:18 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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Thanks, Kent!
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Oct 28, 2013 6:48 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Very informative Kent. I tip my hat to you.
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Oct 28, 2013 7:28 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Well that is sure interesting.
Thank you both Chelle and Kent.
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Oct 29, 2013 5:59 AM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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They are so cute .. I usually find them in soil that has a lot of bark in it.


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Oct 29, 2013 9:45 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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I agree

I'd just taken photos of portulaca seed pods and that's one of the reasons I was so intrigued. The little cups of seeds looked somewhat similar at first glance. Smiling



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Oct 29, 2013 11:57 AM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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I agree with chelle. That was my first thought when I saw the pic.
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Oct 29, 2013 12:20 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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That really does look similar.
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Oct 29, 2013 12:56 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Lol .. I've grown portulaca and never really noticed that but you're right! They do kind of look alike.
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Oct 29, 2013 4:16 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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I wonder if the fungus can spread by being eaten by birds who thought they were seeds?
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