A few September seeds and seed pods.
The orange seed pods of Chinese Lantern plants.Black seeds bursting out of their containers.These star anise-like seeds certainly caught my attention. A city gardener told me they were called Clerodendron or Glory Bower, very fragrant in the summer and a tad invasive as they were popping up everywhere!Two types of bursting Magnolia seed pods. I don’t think these seed pods appear every year – I have been keeping an eye out and have never found them again.
Macro of Barberry bush seeds. The edible berries show up mostly in the summer. Less edible ones, at least for humans, appear in the fall. These round black berries were found in autumn at Queen Elizabeth Park. Leycisteria have bamboo-like stalks with plum flowers and red berries. One day in late October I heard a chirp fest outside my door and it turned out to be a bunch of small birds having a feast of the berries. By the time they were finished there wasn’t a single berry left on the plant.A burgundy Calla Lily going to seed.Another shot of the same Calla Lily.Not the best photos but the seed pods I am most proud of. After several years my Dwarf Pomegranate has finally put out two tiny pomegranates, and one of them has split revealing the seeds inside!The round part of the pomegranate is about the size of a dime; I don’t know if those teeny seeds are edible!More of Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall.