Mystery Seed of the Week 230

Our mystery seeds this week hardly look like seeds.


The seed pods with immature seeds looks more like it is filled with insects or mites.

mystery-seed-230-pod-openedHere’s a seed pod opened up somewhat.


The mature seed is reddish-brown one with distinct ridges towards the center of the photo. Doesn’t it look like an insect grub? Mealy bug? Nope, that is a seed.

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

Mystery seed answers and new Mystery seeds are posted on Tuesdays.

Edit:  The answer is now posted.


  1. sara

    pod reminds me of Touch-me-not or Jewelweed, but I’ve never looked at the seeds. They do look like mealybugs here.

  2. Craig

    Oxalis stricta

  3. Roberta


    It is hard to see the seeds of jewelweed since they shoot out when mature. The pods are indeed similar.

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