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Do you know what plant produced these fruits?  All guesses welcome.  Tomorrow’s blog will tell you the answer!

10 responses

  1. Sarah Morrison

    Looks like the seeds from Japanese Knotweed! Invasive Invasive Invasive!

    November 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    • Sarah, I’m with you. Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica).

      November 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

  2. nancy wightman

    The Elm, I think could it be slippery elm? Love your column. Would you please feature underground bees sometime. My skunk dug up two for me this summer, thank goodness. I think they were wasps. Millions of them. Do they survive the winter underground? Nancy

    November 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  3. japanese knotweed

    November 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm

  4. I go with knotweed, maybe some day it will be NH’s state flower when it takes over everything. Nh can replace it the other non-native we have as state flower which is the lilac

    November 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

  5. Eugenie Francine

    I would cuncur, Polygonum cuspidatum, Japanese knotweed.

    November 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  6. One more vote for Japanese knotweed (now Fallopia japonica).

    November 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

  7. Michele

    It’s a slippery elm!!

    Sent from my iPhone

    November 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm

  8. Deb S.

    I think the seeds are those of Japanese Knotweed, going by either Fallopia japonica or Polygonum cuspidatum. I hope I recognize them – I drew some for my naturalist seed collection.

    November 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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