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 These seeds come from a plant that is rarely grown from seed,

mystery-seed-257(Credit for the public domain photograph will be given in the answer when it is posted.)

Do you recognize what kind of plant these seeds are from? If you choose to, please leave a comment with your ideas.

Mystery Seed answers and new Mystery Seeds are posted on Tuesdays.

Edit:  The answer is now posted.

Our dainty mystery seeds from last week were from forget-me-nots, Myosotis sp.

forget-me-nots-muir-90Forget-me-nots are "remembered" for their delicate pale blue flowers.

forget-me-nots-muir-087There are a number of different species. Some are annuals, biennials,  and or short-lived perennials. Once established, they also readily re-seed in many areas.

My clearest memories of forget-me-nots are of patches of the cheery blue flowers that were growing along a small creek in the mountains of rural Pennsylvania, where I was visiting with my grandparents. Those plants were probably Myosotis scorpioides, the water or true forget-me-nots. The species was originally from Europe and Asia, but has naturalized throughout much of North America where they tend to concentrate along streams or creeks. In any case, they are part of some of my fondest childhood memories.

What do you remember about forget-me-nots?

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 Our mystery seeds this week are hard to forget.

mystery-seeds-256-1They are shiny and roughly triangular.

mystery-seeds-256-23They are also fairly small (the white object is a grain of rice added for scale.)

Do you recognize what plant these seeds are from? If you choose to, please leave a comment with your ideas.

Mystery Seed answers and new Mystery Seeds are posted on Tuesdays.