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Australian and New Zealand Gardening: Strange seed pods by swiss chard

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kye71
Adelaide
Australia

March 25, 2011
10:27 PM

Post #8450724

Hello everyone,

I was doing a bit of work in the garden today and came across some interesting seed pods growing straight out of the ground next to my swiss chard I picked one of the pod and squeezed it some seeds came out, This is my first attempt at growing swiss chard and thought they might be pods coming from the chard so I looked up swiss chard seeds and they look nothing like the ones I found in these interesting pods, Could I please get an identification for the pods so I know what they are please?

Regards.

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lucas13

lucas13
Victoria
Australia

March 26, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8451751

Birdsnest fungi.

http://www.anbg.gov.au/fungi/birds-nest-cannonball.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidulariaceae

kye71
Adelaide
Australia

March 26, 2011
10:47 PM

Post #8452600

Thank you lucas13 appreciate the id.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

March 26, 2011
11:46 PM

Post #8452635

how interesting that Fungi have seed, containing spores. Bizarre
gardengal
se qld
Australia

March 27, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8453873

lucas, thanks for the id. The growth habit reminded me birds nest fungi , but any time I've seen it it has already popped open and exposed the seeds.

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