Mystery Seed of the Week 110

Once again, this is a desert plant.

The seeds…

…and the pods they come in.

Can anyone guess the identity of this desert tree?

Edit:  The answer is now posted.



  1. Mike

    your April 3, 2012 Mystery seed week 110 – what was it? Thanks

  2. Roberta

    Mike, Those were from a blue palo verde

    Usually I put a link to the answer once it was posted the following week. Must have missed that one.

  3. Cathy

    I live in Arizona and I keep finding these in my downstairs laundry room! The mystery is how are they getting there? We have one out front, but Is there a certain desert animal (rodent??) that would be bringing them in and – why in the heck are they only in my laundry room?? Any help appreciated!! From – Horrified in Phoenix.

  4. Roberta


    Now that is a mystery. Are they piled — for example in a corner– or are they scattered here and there? Scattered might imply a random event, such as tracked in on shoes or dropped out of a pocket. Piled would point more towards an animal storing food. If it is the latter, laundry rooms have plumbing and vents moving through the walls, so you might want to have someone take a peek at those to make sure the holes are tight/well sealed.

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