long-distance seed I.D.

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Fri, 21 Dec 2007 20:29:10 PST
I'm cleaning off my kitchen counter to make room for Christmas  
cooking.  Most of the stuff littering it is plant-related, including  
little saucers of seeds, most lacking a label.  I can tell the  
rhododendrons and onions, but one lot was a mystery.  The seedpods had  
opened to a flower-like shape and released three sweet pea-sized seeds  
per pod.  I took a photo and posted it on the Scottish Rock Garden  
Club forum.  Within a couple of hours,  an Australian had identified  
them as from a South African Wachendorfia.  I looked through my photos  
from my trip there, and found one of a plant covered in furry 3-part  
seedpods.   I hope they will still germinate.

Diane Whitehead

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