The bird probably dropped this plant into our yard.
The dried seed head looks rather like an old mop.
When I opened them, I found these.
What do you think? Are they the seeds?
Just to be sure, this is a photograph of the seeds of this plant by Jose Hernandez (hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database).
Do you recognize what plant these seeds are from? If you choose to, please leave a comment with your ideas.
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Verbena sp, probably Verbena bonariensis?
Do you know what the white areas on the seeds I took photos of are, botanically?
In the literature they are simply referred to as papillae, i am not sure of their function.
Thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it.