Re: Alien Seed
- From: "Bob Hobden" <me@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 22:50:36 -0000
"michael adams" wrote after
> "MrBlueSkye" wrote ...
>> Hi does anyone recognize this seed I found it laying on the top of my
>> soil this morning. It is possible that it has been there for sometime, or
>> that it has arrived recently. The freezing weather and fact that I have
>> nothing in my garden that would produce a seed of this size leaves me
>> puzzled as to what it is, where it has come from
> A bird or a mammal squirrel etc could well have found it or dug it
> up somehere else.
> Whether its a seed or not is questionable IMO.
> To me the roots most resemble the sort of rooots which develop from
> the discarded rootplate, sliced off the bottom of an onion or a
> leek. If it wasn't for the size and ither things, I'd say this was
> the discarded part of some vegetable or fruit which had been
> left in a compost heap somewhere where it had rooted and been
> dragged out by small mammal etc.
> However picture 4 is strongly suggestive of something which had
> been attached by a stem - a fruit or berry etc rather than something
> which grows directly in the ground, which means it shouldn't produce
> I stand to be corrected, but the distribution and quantity of the roots
> from the body of the object, doesn't look very seed like to me.
I also don't think it a seed because of the well distributed roots, more
like a garlic, leek or perhaps lilly "pip or bulbil" that's rooted.
In Runnymede, 17 miles West of London
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