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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 11 / 2013

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    International

  • City

    Qld

  • Country

    Australia

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Notes:

I live in Queensland, Australia and often find these small papery seed pods. Can you please tell me what plant/tree they come from?

Comments

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Ah, lessons from the Guru. Thanks Walter!

    July 18th, 2013 at 9:07pm

  • Jenny Registered says:

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

    July 18th, 2013 at 8:00pm

  • 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 7:10pm

  • Jenny Registered 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 7:49pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier 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 http://awsassets.wwf.org.au/downloads/sp092_list_invasive_garden_plant_4apr06.pdf

    July 18th, 2013 at 2:09pm

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