Plant ID forum: Mystery seed?

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Chicago IL
May 9, 2017 12:19 PM CST
About a couple years ago I found this seed on the kitchen floor, my dog must have brought it in. It looks so strange so I kept it hoping that maybe if I find out what it is I could plant it. But of course I'd need to know what kind of plant it is so I know what it needs, or if its worth planting. I put my index finger next to it for a size reference, I live in Illinois. It may even be too old to germinate now but Im just curious.

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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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May 9, 2017 2:08 PM CST
Hibiscus syriacus/Rose of Sharon?
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 9, 2017 3:30 PM CST
I second that: Rose of Sharon seed.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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May 9, 2017 5:51 PM CST
Ditto, Roses of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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May 9, 2017 6:02 PM CST
I want to thank @Kamomile for posting this question and photo. I had never before known what the seeds looked like for the Rose of Sharon. Thank You! I like learning new things! Thumbs up
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Chicago IL
May 9, 2017 6:32 PM CST
Thank you everyone! Now I know what it is I may try planting it Smiling hopefully the seed isn't too old.

No problem Greene Smiling I love learning new things too.

Wow getting responses here is fast! Glad to find an active community of well informed people :)

Edit: just planted it. Hopefully it'll grow. I looked up how to care for it too.
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