If it's Licania michauxii you're looking for, we have it growing on our property. I've never observed it enough to see any seeds, though. Don't know if it would transplant well, but I'm willing to give it a try.
Ooops! Sorry Corky, I forgot you wanted to know what it was...Gopher Apple is a low growing native plant (sometimes called Ground Oak.) It produces a fruit that's a favorite of gopher tortoises, and many other wild animals.
I bought a few from http://www.mailordernatives.com They sell the plants, not seeds though. This is the first year I've seen them offer the plants so I made sure and ordered a couple. Both are happily thriving in my side yard.
I'm pretty sure this is the stuff I've been trying to chop out of my yard for years now. I'll go out and take a pic of it tomorrow afternoon (after my town trip) and post it to be certain. If it is, you can have all I can dig for postage.
Libellule, that sure looks like it in comparison to the Plant Files photos. I've never seen the Gopher Apple first hand. BotanyGuy that originally started this thread and requested the seeds isn't active on DG much for the last year. I may still have a phone number or E-mail address for him. I'll try to let him know the plant has been found!
It was an interesting adventure and we all learned something along the way. What could be better?!
LOL BotanyGuy may still be interested in some seeds or plants. I'll just have to see if I can find the business card he gave me a few years ago.
Yes..we learned something and that is always good. I had wondered what those 'weeds' were and now I know.
I'm sure there will always be plenty of them on this place. Too many acres to chop it all out.
Thanks for the follow up. :)