Friday, April 24, 2015

What's That?

Looks like a blob of paint, doesn't it?  Bright blue paint.

It is actually a seed.

A seed for a tropical plant, Bird of Paradise.


Are the colors of nature sometimes nothing but absolutely astounding?

I wonder if it will actually grow into a full grown plant.

15 comments:

  1. Interesting. I've never seen that seed before.

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  2. The amazing thing is I grew up with Bird of Paradise all around me and never noticed those seeds. Wow!

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    1. This came from a particular variety that grows quite large. The woman who showed me the seed pod told me the name but I don't remember. The dried seed pod looked like banana skins. I later found out the bird of Paradise is related to the banana.

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  3. I thought it was something growing in a petri dish ... well, that's nature too! Anyway, you must still be in Fla. b/c you don't see that in Vermont!

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  4. When we moved into our house in 1991, we took out the Bird of Paradise plants and planted crotons, instead. No regrets.

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  5. I hope you try to plant it. You have nothing to lose and if you succeed--- wow.

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  6. My aunt used to grow them in her yard but I've never seen one of their seed pods or their seeds.They are such an unusual flower but I had no idea they were related to bananas. I do know their are some that are just gigantic but the flowers aren't as pretty.

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  7. What a nice discovery. This is natural? It is not colored with some fungicide or fertilizer? Amazing.

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  8. Quite a shade of blue. It is interesting how things that grow in warmer climates seem to accentuate color.

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  9. Gorgeous! Not sure if it will be successful in Vermont, but I wish you well!

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  10. What an intense blue color. Good luck with planting.

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  11. Isn't nature a wonderful thing ...

    Super colours

    All the best Jan

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