Monday, August 6, 2012

Are You Going to be a Muppet When You Grow Up?

Sadly, I think the answer is no, but don't these seeds look like they have potential?

Hard to believe these seeds come from two plants that are, as far as I can tell, completely unrelated. I mean, you know, except that they're both plants.

The red seed comes from my Bleeding Heart, Clerodendrum thomsoniae, seen here: 
You can kind of see where it gets its looks, can't you, with that little tuft of red sticking out?

The orange seed is from this Strelitzia nicolai, the Giant Bird of Paradise. It's a little harder to see the relation here, but if you look at it's more well known cousin, the (not giant) Bird of Paradise, it becomes a little more obvious.

While you're at it, you might as well check out the seeds of the Traveler's Palm--are they gorgeous or what?? (And while you're at that, you might as well click around and check out some more of Jungle Mama's photos-they are stunning!)

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