Something Difficult

redthreaddiy(6a MI)February 13, 2013

I received seeds for these in a trade, but neither one of us knows what it is. These are the only photos I have of it. Any help would be great!

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Thanks!

This post was edited by redthreaddiy on Wed, Feb 13, 13 at 19:23

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redthreaddiy(6a MI)

Here is a picture of the seeds/pods

Here is a link that might be useful: Seeds/Pods

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 7:34PM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

I think it may be Goniolimon tataricum, German statice.

Here is a link that might be useful: Goniolimon tataricum, German statice

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 9:47PM
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jaynine

Chenopodium?

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:17PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

The plant looks like Artemisia annua, Sweet Annie, but I can't square the seeds with that id. On the other hand the plant doesn't look like Statice to me (different habit and the 'green bunches' doesn't fit) but the seeds could be.

Are you absolutely certain the photo is definitely of the plant the seeds came from? Could the trader have got them mixed up?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 4:40AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

The plant looks like Artemisia annua, Sweet Annie,
I agree. If you mash a stem or the seeds, is there a fairly strong aroma? It is hard to describe just what Sweet Annie smells like.
Is there any foliage left on the plant at all, or is it all just seeds?

Sue

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 7:57AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Artemisia was my first reaction as well.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 8:47AM
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redthreaddiy(6a MI)

The seeds/pods are about 1mm in diameter, they are VERY tiny. I am leaning towards Chenopodium like jaynine suggested, but I'm not sure. I am going to look at all of the seed photos online of everything suggested.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 9:28AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Yes - on second thoughts the seeds would fit Chenopodium album. And the plant also fits if you imagine that it is a little wilted and floppy.

Not really something I would want to introduce into my garden, Although it is edible, it's essentially a weed by virtue of its ability to self sow profusely.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 9:37AM
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