Let’s Play Guess The Seed!
I’m a compulsive seed-grabber. I just can’t help it. If I’m out in the world and I see a plant with ripe seeds, I’ll pocket a few. It’s what the seeds want. I tell Heather it’s not stealing, it’s propagating.
Usually nothing much happens. I’ll scatter them in my garden or forget about them and put them through the wash. When I remember to plant them, often times nothing germinates. But sometimes they actually come up, as these guys did. Which gave me an idea.
Announcing the first-ever Plantgasm Guess The Seed Competition! If you can correctly guess the species of plant growing here, you win! Here’s what I can tell you about these seeds:
- They were collected in a New York City park in February.
- They came out of a pod that was small (~1cm), brown, and round.
- The seeds themselves were small (~2mm) and black.
- The leaves you see here are just cotyledons, so don’t expect the real leaves to look the same. (I couldn’t make it too easy.)
That’s all I can tell you because that’s all I know! The plant seems to be growing like gangbusters – I’ve got it indoors under lights – so hopefully I can keep it alive long enough to find out what it is.
To participate, just leave your guess in the comments. I’ll name the winner as soon as I can confirm the ID, which could be weeks. Winners will receive the respect and admiration of their peers, and a Plantgasm t-shirt if I ever make any.