Photo Of The Day: The Seed Pod

Magnolia Seed Pod

The prehistoric looking thing is actually a Magnolia Seed Pod.  The scale like appendages with extensions that look like claws will eventually give way to  very bright red seeds later in the fall and early winter.  If you’re lucky enough to come up on one before all the red seeds disperse,  it will look like a Christmas Tree Ornament.  I’ve seen them dried and sprayed with a floral sealer and used in very striking winter arrangements.  This one is from a giant Magnolia here on the farm.  Thanks for the look and have a great Sunday.

Advertisements

One thought on “Photo Of The Day: The Seed Pod

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s