Our mystery seeds this week are actually the cones that hold the seeds.

These are from the Northeast, rather than from the Southwest. The tree has some unique characteristics, as you might guess from these photographs. Do you know what kind of tree these are found on?

Note:  We are quickly approaching our 100th Seed of the Week. To celebrate, I’d like to feature your favorite seed. Please send me the name of your favorite plant or seed and your first name to growingwithscience (at) gmail. com by January 19, 2012 and I’ll create a list. If it is an unusual plant, please let me know a little about it, too.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Edit:  The answer is now posted.