Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pop quiz

I spent the morning volunteering at BTA. While there I gathered up a few interesting seed pods and thought we might have a small contest.

First person to correctly identify all 3 seed pods wins (prize TBD). Common or scientific names are both acceptable but the common name must be specific (for example Mesquite and Elm are not specific enough, Honey Mesquite and Slippery Elm would be acceptable answers for common names).

Close up of pod #1. Approx 3" long.

Close up of pod #2. Approx 2 1/2" long.

Pod #3. Approx 14" long.

A couple of hints to get things started.
1) At least 1 of the trees is poisonous.
2) 1 of the trees is not native to the U.S.
3). 1 of the trees has a U.S. state in it's name.

Good luck.

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  1. Not sure about these...

    Japanese pagoda tree
    Kentucky Coffee tree
    Honey Locust tree

  2. 1 out of 3. I'm not saying which is correct.