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Seed Heteromorphism

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In February, while hiking with friends along Abbott’s Lagoon Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore in California, we found some horned searocket (Cakile maritima) plants in bloom. The plants also had siliques – hard, corky, dehiscent fruits found in members … Continue reading

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California Poppy Silique

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I am always fascinated by the strange and unusual fruits that develop on some wildflowers. (Fruits are the ripened ovary, the other structures surrounding the mature ovary and the seeds within.) Many of these fruits exhibit shapes that I would … Continue reading

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Western Wallflower

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A biennial or short-lived perennial, the western wallflower (Erysimum capitatum) is a variable plant. The flowers range from orange to bright yellow and can even be maroon or white. At lower elevations western wallflower grows between 1 and 3 feet … Continue reading

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