Seeds forum: Fascinating seed features?

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 24, 2015 6:48 AM CST
Anne's time lapse makes me wonder what other fascinating features do seeds have?
The geranium seeds have tails which when wet:--drill the seed into the soil.
Nemophilia seeds are shaped with a little "handle" so ants can carry them.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 25, 2015 8:43 PM CST
I know some seeds need to pass through a digestive system in order to germinate because the seed coat has a germination inhibitor and stomach acid somehow neutralizes it.
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Mar 26, 2015 6:53 AM CST
This is not scientific or anything. But I always think Scabiosa seeds look like the module that astronauts used to reenter Earth in. You know, that capsule that would land in the water? I envision the bunch of seeds exploding and gently floating down to earth.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Mar 27, 2015 3:49 AM CST

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