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    Proboscidea parviflora Seeds Tan & Black

    I waited until the fruits dehisced before harvesting. Why are most of the seeds tan while some are black?


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    White is a culivated variety from what I can tell. Black is the typical color. Select the white!

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    black ones might be Ibicella lutea
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 11-18-2010 at 07:16 AM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    They're all P. parviflora.. or so I thought.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 11-25-2010 at 08:39 AM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    Jimscott, I bought both types of seeds - tan (P. parviflora) and black (I. lutea). Did you have different coloured flowers i.e. one pink and one yellow?

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    Jimscott,
    The plant is actually: Proboscidea parviflora, see CP Database.

    Editorial comments: Whenever beginning a topic which introduces a new genus, it is nomenclatural etiquette to spell out the genus name, at least the first time it is used in that communication. In this case I edited it into the topic title. I do this mostly to help any latecomers to the topic or even latecomers to CP, so they can find this topic easier in a search, or to make it easier to understand which plants are being discussed.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 11-18-2010 at 07:35 AM.
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    They were all supposed to be P. parviflora. I've got a few flower pictures but ouldn't tell ya what went with what plant or what claw. Right now I can't get Photobucket to open up. I'll try agin later.

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    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 11-25-2010 at 08:40 AM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    Very nice photos - even though they are only proto-carnivorous they sure are fascinating plants, Proboscidea althaeifolia grows wild near my house (but only after lots of Summer rain). With their bright yellow flowers it is easy to see them even while driving by at 50 MPH. I understand that Proboscidea parviflora is also a local native, but it is much harder to locate with its darker colored flowers. Our local native seed store carries many varieties, some that have been developed by local natives.

    I do not know precisely why the seed in your pods varies in color. I have harvested seed of Proboscidea althaeifolia and had not noticed them having seed with different colored seed coats. I found an online article that discusses the possible reasons for the different seed colors.

    BTW, I believe the native peoples primarily cultivate these plants for their nutritious and edible seeds and for use of the dried seedpods for basket weaving.

    Jimscott, were you able to grow them outside in your climate? If so, I hope they don't get invasive.

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    I mentioned how a local store carries native seeds including various Devil's Claws. This is a link to their Devil's Claw page.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 11-18-2010 at 10:50 PM.
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