Bob from the Love Will Bring Us Together blog identified this plant for me. Here is his information:
Holmskioldia Sanguinea Retz commonly called the Chinese hat plant, cup-and-saucer-plant or Mandarin’s hat!. It’s a member of the Mint family ( Lamiaceae ) and is the only species in the genus Holmskioldia!
So far, no one has guessed what plantthis seed podcame from, so I’m showing a photo of just the seeds up close. Can anyone guess what plant this is? I promise I’ll give the answer tomorrow. Or today if someone guesses it.
Allenda asked for another conundrum and at 3 a.m., rather than sleep, I decided to attempt another one. Here it is. I’ve given the answer at the very end of the comments, so those of you who still want to guess won’t receive any spoilers. Go ahead and guess in comments if you wish because there are enough comments that it won’t spoil it for anyone else now unless they choose to know.
To hear of it, you’d think it’s made
to come to Louie Armstrong’s aid.
Yet it plays no music, surprisingly––
the lips not where it’s meant to be.
It has a tongue that does not talk.
Sounds like it should, but does not walk.
Although it helps out one that does,
it never leaves the room because
it has no means of a conveyance,
keeps your frustration in abeyance
so you can walk both tall and proud
though for itself, it’s not allowed.
This is, obviously, the inside of a flower. I’ll give a hint. I had to get down on my knees and shoot up into the flower. Want to give a guess in comments? I’ll give an answer and show a picture of the flower in my next post.