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Need help identifying seeds

Posted by desertwest 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 10, 11 at 18:33

Rats. I can't upload a photo here? Well my Dad has a bush in his backyard outside of Denver. It's about 3-4" high and wide, not sure if it's full grown. I seem to remember it having light pink flowers, < 1". I have some seeds and I have a photo of those seeds. The seed pods are interesting - they look like a star with 4 "prongs" and the seeds inside the pods are orangish and ~1/4" ovals. He passed away last year so I can't ask him what it is, but I will try start plants from the seeds so my sister and I can have that same bush in our yards. Any idea what it is? I can send a photo of the seeds.

Or anyone know of a good garden forum where I can upload a photo? Thank you!

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RE: Need help identifying seeds

You can upload a photo here--you just need to upload it to a photo sharing website first to get the html code. Once you have the html code, there's some text that has to be added at the beginning and end in order for the photo to display.

From your description, my guess would be Hibiscus syriacus/rose of Sharon. There are varieties with pink flowers--I've got one--as well as blue, white and white w/maroon eye zone. Are the seeds fuzzy/hairy around the edges? I have rose of Sharon seeds from my shrubs and am wondering if that could be what you've got. I don't have a picture of the seeds but here's one of the flower:

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