Friday, November 2, 2012

What is this?????

I thought I would see if any of you out there know what kind of plant this is?????  It was caught in my sons car.  He drove through Texas, New Mexico and Eastern Arizona on his way home.  This got caught between his spare tire and back window….

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The seeds are a beautiful deep red….pinon nuts perhaps????? We have no clue…:)

10 comments:

Patti M said...

I believe it’s a magnolia tree pod. The squirrels love those little seeds. When the flowers bloom the petal eventually fall off leaving the pod. When it’s on the tree the seeds are a pretty bright red. Then they fall off & shrivel up and look like that! Yucky right! I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard of people spray painting them gold and using for filler in potpourri bowl.

Nan said...

I have seen these before and I agree with Patti M that it's a magnolia tree pod. As a child in the 40's we had a huge magnolia tree in our front yard in Sacramento, CA. My dad was forever cussing it for dropping these pods and the leaves that shed at all times of the year, one messy tree.

Sandy said...

Thanks! Yup,it is ugly! lol :)

Daphne said...

Yes, it's a magnolia pod. As a boy, my father and his friends loved to use these as "grenades" when playing soldier. They can be very nice when transformed in an arrangement of dried flowers and other natural items.

vivian said...

beats me! interesting looking though!

Mica Garbarino said...

We have the magnolia tree in our yard, the flowers are beautiful when bloomed, and I actually love the pods, the deep red seeds are lovely...I recently got a picture of one on the grass...which I will probably insert in one of my posts. Glad you found out what it was, Mica

My Vintage Mending said...

Isn't it odd how a gorgeous flower will turn into an ugly seed head....Smiles...Renee

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

We have those all over our campus! What a crazy tree for an elementary school - can you just imagine 7 year old boys with those? We have liquid ambar trees at our school too. (You know, those round spiky balls.) Another delight for kids to throw at each other. I'm surprised they don't throw them more often, now that I think about it. Nice catching up with you and your new treasures!

A Little Creation said...

Yes it is a seed pod from a Magnolia tree, They are all over my back yard. Love the tree hate the pods.
Chris =]

Rosemary said...

magnolia,have them all over the yard

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