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Plant ID- Hard seed attached to leaf vein

 
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So I found a few of these laying out on my land. Never seen anything like it and I can't get a search to find it. It's a hard seed similar to a cherry pit attached to the main vein of the leaf via a long tendril. Some leaves had groups of up to 6 seeds attached in a branching sort of way each on their own "branchlet". Any help would be much appreciated.


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That's some sort of Linden tree leaf/seeds. Tilia species. The wood is supposed to be really good for carving, I've heard it called Basswood by woodworkers.
 
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Yep, I thought linden too. The early season leaves are supposed to be edible and niceto eat.
 
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Thanks.

That seems to be the one I'm looking for. I guess the seeds will become part of the wild seed mix I've been building up.
 
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