September Seeds and Seed Pods

A few September seeds and seed pods.

The orange seed pods of Chinese Lantern plants.orange seed pods: Chinese lanternsBlack seeds bursting out of their containers.black seeds bursting out of their podsThese 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!The fleshy colourful star-anise-like seeds of the Clerodendron aka Glory BowerTwo 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.
Magnolia seed pod Magnolia Seed PodMacro of Barberry bush seeds. barberry bush macroThe 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. Round black berries in autumn at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, BCLeycisteria 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.red dangle flowerA burgundy Calla Lily going to seed.A burgundy Calla Lily going to seed in SeptemberAnother shot of the same Calla Lily.A burgundy Calla Lily going to seed in SeptemberNot 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!Drawf Pomegranate plant with a couple of pomegranate seed pods, one of them bursting openThe round part of the pomegranate is about the size of a dime; I don’t know if those teeny seeds are edible!Drawf Pomegranate plant with a couple of pomegranate seed pods, one of them bursting openMore of Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall.

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