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#390497 Dec 20th, 2015 at 05:59 AM
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There are both pine cones and purple pods all next to each other. Looks like 2 flat needles per fascicle although I might have to check that it's always 2. I had never seen these pods on a pine/evergreen although I've seen similar pods on black locusts.

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The look like Honey Locust pods but I can't really see any Honey Locust trees there. Strange. Hybrid? Perhaps I just cannot tell that there is a locust tree there?

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That has me stumped. When you open the pod, are the seeds round or more slender shaped?


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The seeds are ovalate, 1/2" long x 1/4" wide, so not round, but slender. It's a flattened
in one dimension, but smooth, beanlike oval in the plane of the oval.

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The only thing I can think of with pods such as that are Honey locust or Carob...but those needle like leaves really confuse me.


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I went back to the grove of trees - I was just fooled by the branches of the pines rubbing up against the locust trees. There are about 3 or 4 locust trees interspersed amongst the pines. I forgot to make sure that it was 2 needles per fascicle but I'm guessing Scots Pine as the pine tree since I know there is one around the corner but I need to use that website and make sure that the needles can be flatter and still be Scotch pine. So they are almost surely Honey Locust pods.


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