Wow, well done, Rick! Right there is a demonstration of the wisdom of hanging onto planted seeds that haven't germinated... a lesson I need to follow.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Rick, those seedlings do not look anything like dicotyledons?
How are they now?
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
I planted most of them, but kept a few for further examination. Not really much change yet, but I have a little better pics. It’s the limit of my pocket camera. Every seedling has grown a secondary root. I cut one of the ungerminated seeds as shown in the second pic. The seed was still surprisingly hard. Vertical marks are millimeters.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Cool pics Rick, thanks for sharing those.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Rick, seems the one you cut still was alive with a small embryo. But it doesn't look like a dicot though!
I had no doubt the seed was still alive. I cut it because I thought I would easily see the two cotyledons. But that's certainly not the case!
I suppose only time will tell. It was all so long ago, I won't even venture a guess of what else the might be.....
Yow, it came back to me, and am I red in the face! I try hard to keep the best records, but as many will attest, things still manage to fall through the cracks.
I am almost positive that they are wild Allium triccocum seeds I collected near here that same year. At least the mystery is solved.
I had wondered what happened to them....
Now I am wondering what happened to the real Jeffersonia dubia seeds!
Have you looked in the fridge, Rick?
Look what I found this spring! Beneath my special multi-petaled Jefersonia dubia are two seedlings! My other seed producing J. dubia is 25ft away. Ants carry the seeds even that far away, but always to warmer, drier areas. This more moist area gets no direct sun, except late in the day, so I am very hopeful! Still have never found any seed capsules on the "mother" plant yet, though. I wonder about the seedlings' true origin with fingers crossed!
Isn't this interesting.... from http://english.knps.or.kr/flash/resources2/Model/knpsPicture_XML.xml
Status : No data / No data
It is perennial. The unit stem does not exist and several leaves come from the root stem. The leaf is a rounded heart shape, the length and width are 9cm and the boundary is wave-shaped. The flower is red-purple. It hangs on the stem of the flower from April to May. The fruit is widely oval-shaped as a follicle. It propagates by seeds, but plant multiplication by separating the roots is done as well. It grows on the bottom half of mountains. It grows in nationwide in Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do, Chungbuk, jeonnam, Gyeongnam and Gyeongbuk and is also distributed in Amur and Usuri, Russia and northeastern china.
Korean red data book(MOE, UNDP/GEF Korea Wetland Project, NIER)