Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

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GoggleboxUK

Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:25 pm

My local area has had a ridiculous amount of these seed pod thingummies, so much so that it is like Atumn arrived early. I literally swept up half a bin bag full from my front yard this morning and they are everywhere. I went to the supermarket a mile away and walked over them all the way there as if they were a carpet.

Can anyone ID them and explain why there is an unsually high amount of them?

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flounder

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by flounder » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:26 pm

All guess work for me, image won't open

GoggleboxUK

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:46 pm

flounder wrote:All guess work for me, image won't open
Odd, have you tried regreshing the page?

flounder

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by flounder » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:47 pm

Tried refreshing and opening in new window. Gives the address of imageshack but that's all

Springy

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by Springy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:48 pm

I'm not sure on their size from the picture but could it be silver birch seeds?! icon_scratch

Failing that, a tree that has catkins on it in your area?!

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Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by Conifers » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:33 pm

Wych Elm Ulmus glabra seeds. They ripen at this time of year.

flounder

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by flounder » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:36 pm

Conifers wrote:Wych Elm Ulmus glabra seeds. They ripen at this time of year.
Yes of course it is.....I still can't see it! :D

Mr List

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by Mr List » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:50 pm

they are all over here too

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Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:07 pm

Mr List wrote:they are all over here too
Must be a very big tree then :lol:
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GoggleboxUK

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:27 pm

They must be floating in on a warm breeze from somewhere because there are no local Elms in this area. Very odd.

Thanks for the ID ;)

callin

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by callin » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:21 pm

How big are they, I can not telll from the picture.
Look like Paulownia seeds, but the seed in the middle is rounder than paulownias that are longer.
It is possible to be from seeding UK paulownia tree?
seeds can travel long distances by air
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kata

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by kata » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:49 pm

Must be a very big tree then
Am peeved, I have none.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Kristen

Re: Seed Pod Invasion!! What are These?

Post by Kristen » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:27 pm

It does look like Paulownia, but could be Lily perhaps? (although the ones I have seen are bigger than that, but the same "paper disc" with a seed at the centre)

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