Return to the Seed Exchange Forum | Post a Follow-Up


Posted by pearlgirl 7va (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 10, 09 at 11:19

I red'd orange seed pods from a friend that have lots
of seeds that resemble pepper seeds. They'll self sow
and her family calls them the "orange bush". Any ideas
of what this shrub/plant is? Send me an email if you do.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: seeds??

Hi Margaret,

You might try asking over at the Name That Plant Forum making your Subject of Posting line something like Orange Bush?-that has orange seeds pods, and then describe the 'pepper' like seeds in the message. You might also mention what area of the country the seeds are from, if that is known for sure. Those folks are really good and I'd bet you will quickly have your answer. I think some 'regulars' over there, might be in a fun competition of sorts to be the first one to reply and get it right.

Might you be able to get pics of the pods?

I've posted pods and all the info I had and they have always been right on with helping me name things.


RE: seeds??

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 10, 09 at 14:35

Hi Margaret,

(I am one of those name that plant folks Sue talked about above. To bad we can't win money like the people on Jeopardy....)

Anyway, I think your plant may very well be Solanum diphyllum, two leaf nightshade. It is non-native, invasive plant in the South, that was originally planted by gardeners as an ornamental. It is related to tomatoes and peppers, and the seeds are spread by birds. -Take a look.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solanum diphyllum, two leaf nightshade

RE: seeds??

Yes...gardners DO ROCK!! Thank you all. I'm sure that
it is the solanum...I'm one that has to know the name
of things :)
Sue, you're so right about those folk on Name That Plant Forum. Thanks you SusanC...

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Please Note: Only registered members from the U.S. are able to post messages here (this may be indicated by the title of the forum. All exchanges not indicated otherwise are restricted to those living in the U.S.)

If you are a member from an area mentioned above, please log in.

Return to the Seed Exchange Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here