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I got sent some in a trade,, i ws sowed them and i have about 5 little plants (something ate most of them).
You are right the seed looks like biege pea gravel! Very pretty with dots and swirls.
If mine ever flower and set seed i'll send you some ... that could be a year or more though.
I bought several 6 packs of bluebonnets this year to mix in with other plants in containers. I've really enjoyed them a lot. They've been producing seeds like crazy now. I've plucked the seed pods off and need to know what to do with them now. I know I'll need to open the pods. Will I need to let the seeds dry before planting them?
Man oh Man did I blow it then!!! I've already taken the pods from the plants. I just cut one of them open and found little green seeds. SIGH I will know better next time. I may still try and plant a few of these and see what happens. The bluebonnets still have a bit of bloom left to them. Maybe more seeds will come out if I'm lucky.
Thanks so much Mike for making me feel better about a dumb mistake. This is the first year that I've even considered saving seeds from my back yard. I should have done some research BEFORE I plucked them all off the plants. You can bet I'll do that before I go plucking anything else off of the plants.
I won't just toss them out and since I cannot put them back on the plant, I'll open them up and let them dry without their "womb".
I've never seen tall bluebonnets. About a month ago, my sister and I went to San Antonio. The wildflowers were all in bloom along the highway. We stopped to get some photos. There's nothing quite like a sea of bluebonnets!
Last year was the first time I'd ever seen any bluebonnets that were NOT blue. They were maroon in color. This year I bought a package of mixed lupines. There were quite a few colors on the front of the package. I just planted those the other day, so haven't seen any "results" yet.
I'm still quite disgusted with myself for pulling the seed pods too early. I did notice that there are still some out there though on the plants, so I'll leave those, as is the right thing to do.