Wisteria – Scattering Seed

Q: My office parking lot is near a wooded area. One afternoon as I was leaving I hear a short “pop” and then the sound of things dropping through the tree leaves nearby. It turned out to be wisteria seed pods opening and scattering seeds!

A: You’re very observant…not many folks notice this phenomenon.

The seedpod dries in the afternoon sunlight and suddenly twists outward, scattering the seed far and wide.

Here’s a good description: Popping Wisteria Seeds

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