Green 5 sided 6 inch seed pod

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Date Photo Taken: December 3, 2011
Location: Decatur, GA.
Posted By: Cliff1234

Notes:

The pod was found in the back yard of a friend.
DSCF2626x shows the pod when we got it.
It has since dried and split and some of the many black seed with feathers have come out.
The pod is 6 inches long and has 5 sides.
The seeds are dark black with a white feather attached to one end which would let them float in the wind.
The first photo was taken on November 10, 2011.

COMMENTS

  1. Kirk Unregistered says:

    This is a good old fashioned milkweed pod.

    December 4th, 2011 at 9:46 am
  2. Angelyn Unregistered says:

    Well, this is definitely in the milkweed family — Genus name of Asclepias. I have searched the USDA plants database, among other sources, and cannot find any images or illustrations of any Asclepias pod which has sides like this in the Georgia area. The closest I could get was Ascelpias viridiflora. See: http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/bigphoto.asp?bigphoto=ASCVIR_DEREKA.jpg&taxon=Asclepias%20viridiflora%20Raf.&phog=Derek%20Anderson&spcode=ASCVIR

    December 4th, 2011 at 12:01 pm
  3. Dee Unregistered says:

    I believe this is a seed pod from a type of Butterflyweed. It looks like the ones my plant produces. I have a photo that shows some pods near the top of the picture, they resemble the leaves, but are more 3 dimensional. Some newly released seeds are also in the picture. If you would like to see the photo, email: Deesigns12@gmail.com

    December 4th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
  4. Ann Seigies Unregistered says:

    Sure Looks like Milkweed/Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa. http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASTU
    In the past, it has been on display in the State Botanic Garden of GA in Athens in the wildflower garden.

    December 6th, 2011 at 10:23 am
  5. stone Unregistered says:

    Compare to Gonolobus suberosus
    Milkweed vine, anglepod.
    http://www.namethatplant.net/plantdetail.shtml?plant=1975

    December 9th, 2011 at 10:01 pm
  6. Angelyn Flower Fanatic says:

    Wow, stone! I’m impressed. How did you figure this out? Or did you already know about this plant?

    December 10th, 2011 at 7:42 pm
  7. stone Unregistered says:

    Angelyn:
    I can’t recall seeing the seedpods, but I have observed milkweed vine growing in a couple of gardens that I maintain.
    After seeing Tussock moth cats on the vine, I’ve made a special effort to conserve this plant.
    I had a pretty good idea of what I was seeing when I saw the pod pics.

    December 12th, 2011 at 6:48 am

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