Mystery Seed of the Week 183

Note:  I’m afraid my computer had a bit of a Thanksgiving overload last week and took a nap. Hopefully, the repair elves can keep it from being a permanent nap. In any case, I don’t have access to many of the photographs I was planning to use for Seed of the Week this month and I’ll be scrambling a bit. Please bear with me.


The seed in the pods look quite delicate. Too bad the plant itself is an invasive meanie throughout much of North America.

mystery-seed-close-up-183(Photograph by Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database)

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

Edit:  The answer is now posted.


  1. sara

    skinny pods; maybe one of the mustards? or a dogbane?

  2. Roberta

    You are on the right track.

  3. Craig

    Alliaria petiolata

  4. Roberta

    Spot on, Craig.

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