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Another seed pod to identify

AnyoneAnyone know what tree this is from?

It came from a tree in Denver City Park,USA, in April. They were all over the ground and the squirrels loved them.





  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    No idea. You could try posting it on Gardenbuddies. The forum is mainly Americans they would know.  

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Thanks addict,, registered with them, but daft as I am, could not for the life of me find how to post a new thread.will try again tomorrow or maybe ask OH to have a look ( he already thinks I'm a bit sad to be using one forum..., but I don't do Facebook n twitter!)

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Good, it's finally on gardenbuddies, will let you know if I get a reply.

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    They are lovely on there and some real experts. Sure they will know image

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    And the answer is .... Kentucky Coffee Tree ! image

  • Oooo that sounds exotic....

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Are there any coffee beans in there?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214


    Companion planting is Kentucky Fried Chicken tree.image

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    This is what Wikipedia says;

    The Kentucky Coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus,2] is a tree in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the midwest of North America. The seed may be roasted and used as a substitute for coffee beans; however, unroasted pods and seeds are toxic. The wood from the tree is used by cabinetmakers and carpenters.

    From 1976 to 1994 the Kentucky coffeetree was the state tree of Kentucky, after which the tulip poplar was returned to that designation.


    ***......As we know it just isn't possible to SUBSTITUTE coffee so think it will be closer to Fried chicken myself! ***image


  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Wonder what all the argy bargy was with the tulip poplar?image

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