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birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 20, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9337952

I don't know what this seed is. Can anyone possibly ID it?

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 22, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9339759

Sorry -- I've never seen one like that before.

sometimes - if I have a NoID, I just germinate it and see what comes up.

I know there is a 'seed ID web site' -- I'll see if i cant find it.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 23, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9340848

Yes, I have done that in the past. Every time I mess up by not labeling my seeds, I promise myself I won't do it again. I have gotten better, but two different seeds managed to end up without labels!
ryguy319
Owosso, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2013
8:17 PM

Post #9552926

Here is a site that I've found useful and interesting.
http://theseedsite.co.uk/
Hope it helps you.
Jan

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2013
3:06 AM

Post #9598188

Hiya! I was just wondering, Birder, did you ever identify that seed of yours? Was thinking maybe Larkspur...?? (more specifically; Delphinium carolinianum virescens)..??

cinemike

cinemike
CREZIERES
France
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2013
9:10 AM

Post #9598471

THey look a bit like Eremurus seeds.

cinemike

cinemike
CREZIERES
France
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2013
10:31 AM

Post #9598562

If I had unknown seeds in July, I would sow half of them now outdoors and keep moist. If they germinated I would keep the seedlings undercover for the winter in case they were tender and plant them out once they seemed to be coming on well in the spring. If they didn't germinate I would leave them out for the winter.

The other half, I would sow in late October and leave outdoors over the winter..

They will be easier to recognize and ID as seedlings or small plants.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2013
2:13 AM

Post #9599399

Birder, you still here? What did the blooms from which you harvested these seeds look like? That should help us identify them for you. =)

Good plan of action Cinemike, one way or another something should come from all that sowing you suggested. Personally, I'd do the same -- just direct-sow some of the seed now and see what happens. :)

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9599471

I've done the same as sincemike... germinate some to see what you get.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9606124

Been on vacation. Out of touch with the computer.

They were larkspur seeds. Speediebean was right.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2013
4:45 AM

Post #9606818

I'm so glad you were able to figure it out! Pray tell, how did you figure it out? Did you plant them and they bloomed beautifully for you? Would love to see pics if you have them, please? =)
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2013
5:56 PM

Post #9607626

This was posted in Nov. 2012. I had collected seed during the growing season of 2012. When I started to start seeds in the winter of 2013, I noticed I had Larkspur seeds from earlier years exactly the same that were in the above picture.

Thanks to all who gave input on this thread.

My Larkspur get very tall--4-5'.

Here's a few of the larkspur:

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speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2013
2:18 AM

Post #9607917

Beautimous!!!!
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2013
9:24 AM

Post #9608291

Oh, Thanks. I really like the complimentary color scheme of blue and orange.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2013
2:26 PM

Post #9608591

It's cool and warm at the same time... and yet somehow not confusing. HOW do you DO that!?!? < =D
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9608813

Mostly Mother Nature and a little bit of me! :)

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2013
2:45 AM

Post #9609125

You have a wonderful eye for the right combinations, Dear Lady. When I look at that little spot of Heaven of yours, it feels warm and embracing and soothing.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

July 24, 2013
8:36 AM

Post #9610481

Well, thanks. I think we both like the same color combo!

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