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That's interesting, ChiefRedEarth! :) Unfortunately Wisteria seeds couldn't be used for medicinal (or other) purposes though. From what I read somewhere online, the Wisteria seeds are actually poisonous. Which is why they're staying in a little sealed plastic bag until I can decide what to do with them. lol My daughter wanted to make jewelry with them (and so did I), until we found out that they were poisonous. lol Then I was like, "Nope! I don't think we're going to be doing that". lol
Thank you, Gilma! :) But I have to give the "spotting" credit to my husband and daughter, since they're the ones who found the seeds. lol Thank you. I had a lot of help in the research. We're glad the mystery got solved, too! :)
If I could afford to, and if it weren't for the likelihood of a bunch of postal service red tape, I'd gladly send you the seeds I have. lol Wisteria is something that really takes a lot of work to keep under control. lol
@PatriciaPi that does look quite a bit like the seeds I have. But unfortunately I can't seem to find a picture of the inside of a Wisteria seed online yet. But it really wouldn't be surprising if it is Wisteria seeds, because that plant grows all over the place here in Mississippi. In the wild, and in people's yards. lol I'm not sure what I'll do with the seeds if I find out that it is Wisteria though. That is one plant that takes serious supervision. If you let it get loose for too long, it'll grow like Kudzu vines. lol
Thank you for the advice, Gator! :) And oddly enough, my husband and daughter found a few more of these seeds just down the road from our house. But unfortunately again, I wasn't told about any pods or anything nearby. lol *sigh* Oh well, maybe once they're planted, we'll get to find out exactly what kind of plant they're from. lol
We have talked about trying to plant at least some of them, to see what they grow up to be. But, therein lies the challenge. If we don't know what they are, it would be hard to know how to take care of it. Whether it needs certain nutrients in the soil, how much/little to water it, how much sunlight it needs, etc. Plus, there's the germination thing. Is it the type of plant that you have to plant more than one for it to germinate (like corn does)? I'd kinda like to try planting just one, just to see how it goes, and maybe get a better idea of what kind of plant grows from it. What do y'all think about me trying that? Should I or should I not?
I wasn't with my husband and daughter when these were found, so unfortunately I wasn't able to see if there were any pods or anything nearby. But my husband says that there weren't any kinds of pods, shells or anything else near these seeds. He said that the only thing that was nearby were some Crape Myrtle trees, and some kind of tree with tiny red berries. He said the tree with the red berries wasn't a Holly tree, but he wasn't sure what kind of tree it was. All of this is what makes it so challenging to find out exactly what kind of seeds these are. Unfortunately all the information I've given here, is all the information I have.
Thank you, bayucca. I have added another picture of the seeds that gives an idea about the size of them. I placed a U.S. quarter in the middle of them to give an idea of the size of them.
My husband says he thinks they kinda look like the seeds in the 2nd picture on this site: http://waynesword.palomar.edu/legume1.ht...