One of the joys of doing Seed of the Week is popping open the seed head or pod of a plant you’ve seen a million times and discover a fascinating seed that you never even knew existed.

That’s what happened today.

These seeds are from a common plant found in the Sonoran Desert.

Note:  these seeds may not be fully ripe, so they may be a bit darker in the mature form.

Any idea what plant these might be from? Extra credit for a whimsical description of what you think the seeds resemble. I think they look like they have a punk haircut. 🙂

Edit:  The answer and a better photograph of the seeds are now posted.