Daylilies forum: What kind of seed pod is this?

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Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Jul 9, 2018 1:37 PM CST
While harvesting seed pods from the bank, with permission of course. I came across these 2 but not sure what kind of plant it is from.

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Got prob 60 daylilies seeds


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And these, not sure what they are either lol
These will be planted with my Zinnia, wildflowers, sunflowers


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Also I am planning on planting my seeds in my flower bed, in a month or so, I have a lot of dried seeds I have harvested, do I need to soak them in water before planting them? Or plant the dry seeds in the ground?
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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Jul 9, 2018 2:57 PM CST
dixiebelle426 said:While harvesting seed pods from the bank, with permission of course. I came across these 2 but not sure what kind of plant it is from.

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Given the shape and texture of the leaf and the way the seeds are stacked, these look like immature seed pods from something in the arum family. Aroid seeds are not mature until they turn red.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 9, 2018 3:17 PM CST
dixiebelle426,
Being you are not going to plant them for a month or more, I would use this time stratify them. Then when the time comes I would put them in the ground (you could soak them or not). I put some seeds directly in the ground after I harvested them and let them dry for one day. That was twelve days ago and I just had the first seed germinate today.
It is probably about the worst time of year normally here to be planting seed because it is so hot, but this year we are having a lot of days in the 80's , plus I am so impatient I had to try and see what kind of germination I got. If I have a lot of the same seed I like to plant some now and then stratify the rest before planting them. If I only have a few I now have grown to prefer stratifying them first. You could soak them the night before you wanted to plant them the next day.
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Name: Diana
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ShakespearesGarden
Jul 9, 2018 4:24 PM CST
I agree with Judy on the first set, I thought calla lily, but I think arum is better.

The second to last set looks like zinnia or coneflower...

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Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
Jul 9, 2018 4:58 PM CST
I was thinking calla lilly also, the seed pods where laying on the ground still attached to the plant, and I was unsure of what they were or if they were ready to be pick, I could tell something was eating them thou.
I will soak the seeds over night before planting them, I did find 1 seed that had already started growing so I planted it today. I am trying to wait till the end of fall to plant the others.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 9, 2018 5:28 PM CST
Most plant seeds don't need soaking, some tolerate it and some actually don't like it one bit if it goes on too long. So it depends on the type of seed. Daylily seeds don't benefit from soaking in my experience, but they do benefit from stratifying.
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Jul 9, 2018 6:59 PM CST
ShakespearesGarden said:I agree with Judy on the first set, I thought calla lily, but I think arum is better.



Could be calla which is a member of the aroid family. I don't think these green seeds would be viable, though. The pod itself is still green, as well.

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 9, 2018 7:23 PM CST
I thought the same as Diana on the second last pic. The one on the right looks like a coneflower seedhead.
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Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Jul 10, 2018 6:15 AM CST
Thanks for all the info guys and gals, I am planning on going back to hunt for more seed pods next week. I am trying to expand my bee - hummingbird flower bed next year and the coneflower or zenna will be prefect for that.
The calla or aroid seed pod I am still gonna plant them and hope for the best. That was the only plant of that type there, wondered if it was planted by mistake or if a squirrel planting the seed there and forgot it. With flower season being almost over for this year, it's time to get excited for next year.
Most of my seedlings are looking great, but none bloomed this year, they did fan out nicely and some even multipled.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Jul 10, 2018 9:03 AM CST
@sooby
If I plant them before winter would I still need to stratify them?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 10, 2018 9:17 AM CST
dixiebelle426 said:@sooby
If I plant them before winter would I still need to stratify them?


It depends when you want them to germinate, and how long before winter you plan to sow them. The purpose of stratifying is to make them "think" they've experienced winter, so a real winter will do it too. If you want them to germinate before the next winter, then stratifying should make them come up all together instead of erratically. I don't know what your winters are like there but you don't really want them germinating just before it's about to get cold if you can avoid it. A very young seedling may not be as hardy as a baby as it would be once it is "grown up".


signet
Jul 10, 2018 8:13 PM CST
The first 4 are cally lily seed . The spikey seed head is echinacea.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Jul 12, 2018 7:37 AM CST
I was gonna sow them late fall, so they could go thur the winter in the ground.

Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Jul 12, 2018 9:18 AM CST
Seed pods I collected today, not sure what kind they are thou. Photo 3 & 4 are the plants that the pods were on
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