Strange seedpods

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Date Photo Taken: 07/07/2013
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posted By: greenheart

Notes:

This seed pod came from a small tree (about 8 feet tall or less) that grew in a park in Eugene, Oregon. I don’t think it’s native to Oregon as I’ve lived here my whole life and never seen one. The leaves looked similar to hazelnut leaves – they were sort of fuzzy and vaguely heart-shaped, wide, about 3-4 inches long with slightly toothed edges. The seedpod looks like an upside down heart with pointy ends. There were a lot of them and they were about 1″ and mostly hollow inside.

COMMENTS

  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    is it bladdernut?
    see http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/sttr.html

    July 8th, 2013 at 8:53 am
  2. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    I thought a bladdernut was that creepy guy at the hospital who…um, let’s just not go there.

    Actually it does kinda look like it might be one. :)

    July 8th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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