Plant ID forum: can you tell me what this is and seed collection?

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Name: Alli O'Cain
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Sep 10, 2014 7:19 AM CST
I love this plant and there are a few I see around my area and two in my apartmemt complex but Im not sure what it is and how to collect seeds.. I didnt think aboit it and pulled a few but they hadnt dried out yet.. still green. Im assuming like some others Im supposed to wait til thry are All dried before i pull the pods.. they look kinda like pea pods..lol



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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 10, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Looks like Red Bird of Paradise - Caesalpinia pulcherrima.

Once it dries out to brown you can split the pod open to collect the seeds.

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Sep 10, 2014 8:12 AM CST
I think it is Pride of Barbados.
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plantladylin
Sep 10, 2014 10:09 AM CST
I agree too, that beautiful plant in the photo is Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Sep 10, 2014 10:20 AM CST
Pride of Barbados is the same thing as Red Bird of Paradise - just another common name.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 10, 2014 12:31 PM CST
aocain, you don't have to split the pod when it dries. It will pop open when it's ready and throw seeds everywhere! I have them in my car where I left the pods when it was over 100° here. The seeds are everywhere! Just put them in an open container and let them dry on their own where they won't make a mess.
Name: Alli O'Cain
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Sep 13, 2014 8:54 PM CST
Thank ya'll so much.. I love it .. its gorgeous...i will check tomorrow and see if any around the plant are ready. And what do the seeds look like after they pop oit so if there are some on the ground?
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 13, 2014 9:24 PM CST
I took a few pics of the pods and seeds:

The pod should be brownish and plump
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Sometimes the seeds aren't quite ready, but they'll turn hard and brown.


When the pods are dry, they will pop and throw seeds. You can shake the pod. It will feel light and the seeds will be loose. The empty pod kind of rolls into a cylinder shape as it throws the seeds.




Name: Alli O'Cain
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Oct 17, 2014 4:55 PM CST
That what happened.. whennI realized they probably were not viable because there were a few area on most ofvthe pods that were lightly greenish. And I tossed them into a large potted plant outside my door. The other day I saw the curled pods and seeds around the area.
They wouldnt be able to be planted right?
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 17, 2014 6:16 PM CST
Why not?
Porkpal

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