From my Bonsai-Wrightia Religiosa
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.