Thursday, 15 March 2012

A bunch of grapes??

I found the most bizarre seed pods the other day at my cleaning job.  As I looked at the tree it had these purple bulbous appendages.  I could have sworn that there used to be a Magnolia tree there.  I thought maybe it was some strange vine that had taken over and was strangling the Magnolia with it's creeping limbs.

When I looked around the other side of the tree I found one of the seed pods starting to open and inside were these brilliant orange seeds that looked like large Smarties.

As soon as I got home I Googled 'Magnolia seed pods' and so it seemed that this is what it was.  A very fertile Magnolia, the first I've ever seen with seed pods.

1 comment:

Carli said...

very very fertile!