Mystery Seed Pod

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Date Photo Taken: 07/11/2013
Location: Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
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I live in Queensland, Australia and often find these small papery seed pods. Can you please tell me what plant/tree they come from?


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Having watched the adventures of Crocodile Dundee more than once if feel uniquely qualified to take a stab at this! It looks like what we call a money plant here in the SE USA. Lunaria Annua is found in parts of Australia as a naturalized invasive. In this case it is referred as a “sleeper” which could present a need for control in certain areas. Please refer to this link page 20 of the pdf

    July 18th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
  2. Jenny Unregistered says:

    Thank you for your prompt response Bobby. It shares some similarities with the Lunaria Annua but the pods structure is quite different. My mystery pod has a raised central ‘vein’ with two spherical shiny black seeds attached to little ‘branches’. I would love to hear of any other suggestions. I have never seen these seed pods on a plant – just on the ground.

    July 18th, 2013 at 7:32 pm
  3. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    The paper part looks like Lunaria but the seeds of lunaria are flattened.
    Could this be from a goldenraintree?

    July 18th, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  4. Jenny Unregistered says:

    Thank you, thank you. I am sure it is from a golden rain tree. Mystery solved!

    July 18th, 2013 at 8:31 pm
  5. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Ah, lessons from the Guru. Thanks Walter!

    July 18th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

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