The red seeds of Coral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) remain nestled in their open pod in the back yard of our vacation rental near Pawleys Island. They are toxic to humans, and since they have persisted into the late Winter it seems likely that there are no animals there that eat them.
Isa Trip Croydon Dam Kapok Tree Pod (Open to full size - it is lovely) Cochlospermum gillivraei
These native kapok trees were growing in the vicinity of the Croydon dam and were just beginning to open up their seed pods when we were there. They looked spectacular hanging from the trees. In this one you can see it just beginning to open at the base. They are rich colours. Temperature was about 42 C (shade temperature) and everything was crisp. Kapok is like a native, wild cotton. Each seed is surrounded by a white fluffy cotton type stuff that floats away. What was amazing was…
Medicago orbicularis - the Round-fruited medick
Medicago orbicularis is found throughout the Mediterranean basin and along the European Black Sea coast. Common names include blackdisk medick button clover button medick and round-fruited medick. #seeds #seeds
Weed Control Distance Education | Weed Management Correspondence Course
Learn weed science and management for farms and natural landscapes. Improve farm production and sustainability and learn about land conservation.
Allium vineale (Wild Garlic, Crow Garlic or stag's garlic) is a perennial bulbflower in the genus Allium, native to Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia. The species was introduced in Australia and North America, where it has become an invasive species. While Allium vineale has been suggested as a substitute for garlic, there is some difference of opinion as to whether there is an unpleasant aftertaste compared to that of garlic itself.
Sowing the Seeds of Love
I have been collecting lots of seeds from the garden recently... there are so many at this time of year! It's always a challenge to work out the exact time to gather them, and in previous years I've put it off thinking that it would be best to leave them just that little bit longer…