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Seedhead identity

Can anyone identify these seedheads for me, please?
My partner brought them home from a job today, she says they were from bulbs if that's any help  :)


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,051
    edited August 2021
    I'd say they're not properly ripe yet. the pods would normally go brown and split open to allow little dark ornagey / brown seeds out
  • They look like some of our tulips seed heads.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited August 2021
    I think those could be Camassia seed heads.  I'll nip out and check..
    Edit: Too late - mine have now all shrivelled and released the seed, but those look like semi-ripe ones, as @Hostafan1 says.
    Found a photo:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks,  I checked out all your suggestions and @bertrand-mabel I think you could be right

    This pic's supposed to be tulipa tarda so a species tulip perhaps?
  • gondorgondor Posts: 135
    They don't look my camassia seed heads if that helps eliminate.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Apologies - guess was based on (obviously poor) memory of collecting seed heads a few years ago.  I also collected heads from species tulips (tarda, in fact), which is what they indeed are.  :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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