Are you working on your vegetable garden yet?
You may plant some of these, although many people start the plants these come from using sets instead of seeds.
Please leave a comment if you recognize these mystery seeds.
I’ll post the answer next Tuesday.
Our mystery seeds last week were from a hopbush, Dodonaea viscosa.
There are a number of different subspecies of hopbush grown throughout the world. This particular one is found in Arizona, California and throughout northern Mexico, as well as Hawaii. It is thought to be native to these regions.
It is a large shrub to small tree that grows well in arid conditions.
The showy winged seed cases catch the eye. The flowers are much smaller and less conspicuous.
The seed pods resemble that of the yellow orchid vine, or butterfly vine.
Have you ever heard this plant called by a different common name? What was it?
Check out this cool “instructographic.” Sure wish I had time to make all my posts look like this one from Connections Academy.
If you have ever had the opportunity to see a real geode, you know how interesting they are.
Now you can create your own and learn about the formation of crystals. Enjoy!
Connections Academy – Online School for Grades K–12.