Seeds forum: ID Please

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Name: Jan DeLaval
New Caney (Zone 8b)
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FarmerJan
Jan 30, 2015 7:21 AM CST
Confused I was given these seeds by a neighbor yesterday and all she knew about them was that they are flowers. I have asked in multiple groups for identification but no one seems to have a clue about them.

The one that looks like a dried bean has brown seed that you can see in the picture. These seeds separate and are flat on both sides.

Thumb of 2015-01-30/FarmerJan/9462af

This one is like a nut who's shell has separated into equal sized pieces. The red seeds are inside the shell.

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Thank You!

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 30, 2015 7:42 AM CST
No idea on this first, but the second reminds me of Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress), or something similar. Are the seeds/hulls sticky to the touch?
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Jan 30, 2015 2:47 PM CST
The second sure looks like a conifer cone and seed to me, too. But they aren't flowers!!

Taxodium distichum is a good guess, but it could be others. Do the seeds or cones smell? And how big are the cones (what holds the seeds).
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 30, 2015 6:00 PM CST
Welcome! FarmerJan
May we ask you please to put something in the photo such as a coin, ruler or a pen to give us a size reference. Thank you.

Also, for the first photo, can you prize out a few seeds and give us a photo of the seeds, again with something to indicate the size. Thank you.
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