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2 Seeds to be Identified

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by SvenLittkowski, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. SvenLittkowski

    SvenLittkowski Gardener

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    Got from a neighbor thse two seed types, she had them in her kitchen. Who knows, which seeds these are?
     

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  2. PeterS

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    The second one looks like an Illicium, though I wouldn't know which one.
     
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    Anise (both of them, seeds + pods)?
     
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    Second one looks like Star Anise.
     
  5. SvenLittkowski

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    The star pods have medium-sized seeds in them, sized like seeds of pears or apples, to compare. The seeds inside the left photo are each around 1 mm small.

    Star anise could be the 2nd one, thanks a lot. But remaining is the left seed type. Any idea?
     
  6. Silver surfer

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    1. Sven, there must be millions of plants in the world that produce seeds this size, shape and colour.
    It would be a complete guesstimate for anyone to id them.
    Why not plant a few and when you have a strong healthy plant then post the pics.
    Preferably when there are flowers, which always aids accurate id.

    It is also very difficult to id small sparce straggly young plants. So treat them with TLC to get good specimens.
     
  7. miraflores

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    Does the star anise grow in Jamaica? Since it grows in Japan and China, Jamaica could be too hot...
     
  8. PeterS

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    I thnk there are quite a few Illiciums. I. vernum (star anise) comes from the East, but Illicium floridanum and I. mexicana are much closer to home.

    I think Silver Surfer is right about the first one. However if you can taste tomato sauce - you could have baked beans. :heehee:
     
  9. SvenLittkowski

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    The only thing I know about the seeds of photo 1 is, that they were in the kitchen of that neighbor. They have some culinary value. But the neighbor is on vacation now, and I need to put a label on the seed container before I can put them into the cooling storage.
     
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    Don`t know what the first is, but the second certainly looks like Star Anise. All I know about the first is, it isn`t a member of the onion family.:dbgrtmb:
     
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