Friday, September 14, 2012

Seeds Of Wrightia Religiosa

Paired long, green bean-like seed pods of Wrightia religiosa.   The plant is also called "Wild water plum", "Water Jasmine", "ShuiMei". The plant is a common hedge material and can grow up to ca 6-7 m tall, widely planted as ornamental especially a choice species for bonsai. Flowers are white, pendulous, fruity scented, borne along its twiggy branches. Long, green bean-like seed pods which turn black when ripe and crack open to release the small fuzzy capped seeds. New plants are easily grown from the fresh ripe seed.


Twisted Cinderella said...

Wow that is really cool!

Furries said...

Great photos. Hairy things in nature are always so interesting.

Rambling Woods said...

Interesting seeds..looks kind of like our milkweed...Michelle