Remember this photo of the wild Geranium going to seed? Sitting in my yard last night I started looking at those seedpods from the wild Geranium and noticed an odd thing. I assumed the long stalk of the dying flower was where the seeds were housed. But in shooting the original photo I did notice 4 tightly arranged "balls" at the base of that stalk. I remember thinking, those look like the seeds but didn't take that much further. Now I see that the "stalk" dries out and peels up taking the 4 seeds in their protective shell up to be dispersed. Not at all how I thought it would happen. Isn't that amazing!
Great flower identification at Wildflowers of St. Stephen's
Wild Geranium growing and reseeding in the wild
Photo Contest from Gurney’s Seed and Nursery and Spring Hill Nurseries
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Seed collections and seed exchange
in a garden
Wild flowers from WinterWoman's Observations, a beautiful garden blog.
Mary Vaux Walcott was the wife of the then-director of the Smithsonian Institution, Charles D. Walcott. During the first three decades of the 20th century she made over 400 paintings of North American Plants. Some very nice person scanned them for us to enjoy.
Giving seeds as gifts