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Today’s post was submitted by Thomas Hodgson of Martha’s Vineyard. Tomorrow’s post will identify it; meanwhile, guess away!

16 responses

  1. Liz Loucks

    Skunk cabbage, I suspect.

    July 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

  2. Clyde A Jenne

    I would surmise that they are immature pine cones.

    July 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    • Could it be the fruit of Skunk-cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)?

      July 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

  3. Kathie Fiveash

    Are they posed, or is that how they were found?

    July 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    • I believe that is how they were found, Kathie.

      July 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  4. John DeWitt

    Undeveloped pitch pine cones?

    July 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  5. jan gendreau

    My first guess would be that it’s related to cones of some evergreen. Aren’t there scrub pines in that neck of the woods?

    July 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    • I believe scrub pines are found throughout Massachusetts, Jan.

      July 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  6. amy

    whatever they are, they are quite small …

    July 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  7. Willow

    Is it a fruit from a tree relative to the osage orange?

    July 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  8. Kathryn Connell

    Immature pine cones?

    July 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  9. Jean Harrison

    Looks like a pine cone to me.

    July 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  10. Deb Fountain

    I would guess fruit of a skunk cabbage

    July 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  11. Roberta Roberts

    Is it “old man of/in the woods?

    July 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm

  12. Kathy Schillemat

    I think it is a cone of some kind.

    July 17, 2012 at 2:39 am

  13. dan

    Looks like Symplocarpus foetidus

    July 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

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