Laura, your seed IS from Allen Lowrie of Australia. The BACPS gets seed from him, and gets it with the necessary phytosanitary certificates, and the proper CITES permits for ESA listed plants. Anything Allen has sent mentioning Georgia as its origin is totally wrong. Insert the word Alabama into every Georgia goof Allen made. Boaz is in Alabama. Marshall County as a matter of fact. I have seen that stand. Very nice! DeKalb County is in Alabama, too, and the oreo's come from the Sand Mountain Plateau. Some incredibly beautiful oreo's come from these sites. As Pyro mentioned, there is a DeKalb County, Georgia, but Atlanta ate it! I have a mess of seed from him now, and they are on to boil, having spent their 6 week striation time in the fridge. Should be 3 to 6 weeks for germinatrion. A 6 day soak in gibberillic acid will net 85 to 100% strikes, and some folks freeze the seed for exactly 48 hours then put it down. 75% strikes on that method, but I won't use it. Don't trust it. And yet, I will freeze D. linearis seed for 5 months, but won't freeze sarr seed for only 2 days. Go figure.