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Lupinus albifrons seed

Closely Observe Native Seeds As You Sow Seeds This Fall

Fall is a good time to sow native plant seeds!

Here at Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds (KSNS) we spend a lot of time photographing flowers and plants during the growing season; however, this time of year, as plants go dormant and we clean and package seeds for sale, we focus on taking pictures of the seeds themselves in order to help people get to know native plants on a more intimate level. Getting to know the seeds of native plants helps deepen the understanding of a plant’s lifecycle, growing habit, and reproduction.

As you sow native plant seeds this fall and winter take the time to closely observe the structure of the seeds you are planting. Aren’t they amazing? The color, texture, smell, and shape of a seed is as fascinating as the plants that emerge from them. Below is a selection of photos we would like to share that features a wide variety of seeds from native plants of the Klamath-Siskiyou region. Enjoy!

Lupinus albifrons seed
Lomatium nudicaule seed
Pestle lomatium seed (Lomatium nudicaule)
Madia elegans seed
Festuca roemeri seed
Roemer’s fescue (Festuca roemeri)
Gilia capitata seed
Bluehead gilia (Gilia capitata)
Balsamorhiza deltoidea seed
Deltoid balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea)
Grindelia nana seed
Eschscholzia californica seed
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Collomia grandiflora seed
Grand collomia (Collomia grandiflora)
Eriogonum compositum seed
Cynoglossum grande seed
Cirsium occidentale seed
Plectritis congesta seed
Shortspur seablush (Plectritis congesta)
Wyethia angustifolia seed
Clarkia rhomboidea seed
Diamond clarkia (Clarkia rhomboidea)