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Entlie
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8483189

I am posting this on the Carolina forum instead of Palms - we have three windmills, about 7 years old. The healthiest and biggest one has two beautiful pods on it.

Could they be palm seeds? Looking on the internet, the seeds are supposed to be black.

Anyway, they are certainly beauiful and mysterious looking.

Entlie

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ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8483310

Not positive but I think that is the flowers just emerging. Hopefully seeds will come later.
keonikale
Lexington, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2011
3:23 PM

Post #8483405

You piqued my curiosity so I had to look it up. Found this, "The yellow sprays are not seed – they are flowers. A mature windmill palm will bloom each year. IF your palm is female and IF there is a male palm nearby, you’ll get round blue seeds in August."
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8483411

That's what puts off the pollen (male part) so no that won't produce seeds.
Entlie
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2011
3:03 AM

Post #8484337

Ooh. How interesting! I'll be watching for the round blue seeds come August!
Entlie
Linny1
(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 11, 2011
10:24 AM

Post #8487727

Wow! How utterly gorgeous. I would try to make a large print and frame it.
StonoRiver
Johns Island, SC

April 12, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8491666

Yup! They're flowers, entlie! Got them on mine, even as we "communicate" (not sure what the right word is in this day and age...
Entlie
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8492193

Thanks Stono, we probably get these every year but we're not home at this time to see them!

Entlie
Entlie
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 13, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8493310

So Stono, do you think this tree is a male or a female?
Entlile
StonoRiver
Johns Island, SC

April 13, 2011
7:23 PM

Post #8494048

LOL, Entlie! Clearly a "Male" because of the beautiful flowers...which contradicts everything I've ever learned horticulturally...but what do those experts know?
Entlie
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8494525

Well you're an expert as far as I'm concerned :)
Entlie

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