Mystery Seed of the Week 124

The mystery seeds for this week are from a common flowering plant grown as an annual.

The seeds are super tiny, no more than dust flecks (smaller than the “o” on the penny).

Don’t they look like tiny snail shells close up?

Do you have any idea what plant these seeds might be from? If so, be sure to leave us a comment.

Edit:  the answer is now posted.


  1. Karen


  2. Mariann

    I have this all over my front steps and gutters. Can not get rid of them. It looks like a seed but when I took a picture and blew up the shot it looks like tiny snails. Did you ever figure this out? I can sweep them off and it two weeks they have covered the surface again.

  3. Roberta

    Those tiny seeds are from the portulaca or moss rose. However, there are some related plants with seeds of a similar shape. You might want to take a look at the seeds of some of the more common taller plants in your area.

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