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Name: Terri Osipov
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IJsbrandtGA
Oct 26, 2017 2:58 PM CST
Good afternoon everyone! I have a bottle of seeds that I failed to mark. Can someone kindly identify them for me? Thank you so much.
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And here is another one:

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Oct 26, 2017 3:23 PM CST
Can you give us a hint or two? Where do you think you found them? If in your garden, what plants are possible? Etc.
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 26, 2017 5:53 PM CST
The first one looks like calendula not sure about the second one.
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Oct 26, 2017 6:02 PM CST

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Agree on the first one being Calendula.
Name: stone
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stone
Oct 27, 2017 8:30 AM CST
I want to say perilla or basil on the second one... Looks like the seed are actually inside those husks.
Name: Terri Osipov
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IJsbrandtGA
Oct 27, 2017 1:12 PM CST
stone said:I want to say perilla or basil on the second one... Looks like the seed are actually inside those husks.


Hi Stone! I think you are correct on the basil. Heres a better pic:



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Also, i have your Silphium seeds ready to go. Interestingly, i have two flowery stalks with yellow flowers that noone has been able to identify. I first asked about 2 years ago but still don't have an ID. The stalks are stiff but do bend, the blossoms are yellow and also very stiff and rough like sandpaper when they dry. The seeds look almost exactly like the silphium seeds. Would you like some of them? It's definitely another Wildflower of some kind. Several people thought it is a Jerusalem artichoke which looks similar but it is not the same plant. It already went dormant before I collected the seeds off of the silphium or I would have taken another picture for ID purposes.
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Name: stone
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stone
Oct 27, 2017 3:54 PM CST
I was shooting pics of collinsonia anisata today, seed husks look exactly like what you have.
Try smelling what you have... All are fragrant, but different.

Re seeds, will send a tree mail directly.
Name: stone
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stone
Oct 30, 2017 10:04 AM CST
Collinsonia anisata, a locally native shade plant...




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Seems a closer match...
perilla and basil have a narrower, rounder seed husk
the collinsonia husk is a bit flatter.

Name: stone
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stone
Oct 30, 2017 12:31 PM CST
here's a pic of silphium asteriscus

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and Smallanthus uvedalius
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and woodland sunflower
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Can't find the thread where you asked about the plant in question.

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