California Horticultural Society
2005 Seed Exchange

The Cal Hort Seed Exchange is open to members only. If you're not a member, please click on the "Membership" link to your left to find out how to become one!

The seed order form is included in the January Bulletin and needs to be returned by the end of February.


Thanks to those who donated seed for the exchange this year, without whose participation this program would not be possible, and whose initials in the list below indicate their expressed willingness to be contacted about the plants from which the donated seed came and the conditions under which they grow: Alan Baker AB, Ruth Bancroft Garden RBG, Betsy Clebsch BC, Fred Coe FC, Kathy Echols KE, David Feix DF, Ellen Frank EF, Dave Hermeyer DH, Ed Holm EH, John & Barbara Hopper JBH, Mary Sue Ittner MSI, Ted Kipping TK, Ron Lutsko Jr RL, Don Mahoney DM, William McCartney WM, Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne Northwest Garden Nursery MEO, Bruce Peters BP, Katherine Pyle KP, Carla Reiter CR, Bonnie Remigio BR, San Francisco Botanical Garden at Helene Strybing Arboretum HSA, Richard Starkeson RS, Jean Struthers JS, Kathy Till KT, Ray Tivol RT, Patricia Van Aggelen PVA, Elizabeth Waterman EW, Kristin YankerHansen KYH, and those whose gratefully received donations remain anonymous. Nomenclature and descriptions are those given by these donors.

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1.   Abelmoschus hyb (KYH): pink flower; seed originally from American Herb Society; leaves look a little bit like marijuana leaves; pink flowers quite large but don't open completely, looking more like trumpets than a regular hibiscus; definitely has horticultural value for the garden
2.   Abutilon 'Moonshade' (JBH)
3.   Abutilon megapotamicum (KYH): red bracts and yellow flowers, blooms all year, even in the coldest winters with no leaves present; probably would grow up to 20' tall, giant parent grown with many other varieties, so may have hybridized
4.   Abutilon palmerii (KYH): beautiful gray foliage; profuse yellow flowers throughout the summer; loves summer heat, prefers a dappled shady location; nick and soak seeds before germinating; seeds need a lot of heat to germinate. 100°F not too much
5.   Abutilon hyb (HSA): red flower
6.   Abutilon hyb (KYH): seed parent small; red flower
7.   Abutilon hyb (KYH): seed parent tall; flowers apricot pink
8.   Acer palmatum hyb (EH): from 'Bloodgood' and other unidentified hybrids; stratify two or three months
9.   Adenophora tashiroi (MEO): perennial to 5°, makes very slowly spreading clump; sun to part shade; flower blue
10.  Adiantum aleuticum (PVA)
11.   Aeonium simsii (DF): showy yellow flower; short, clumping habit
12.  Aeonium unulatum (DF): to 5'
13.  Aeonium hyb 'Samson' (DF): F2; to 4'; leaves reddish brown
14.  Agastache austromontana (KE)
15.  Agave potatorum (HSA)
16.  Agropyron sp (BP): Weeping Blue Grass; easy
17.  Agrostemma githago (KT)
18.  Akebia quinata (KP): semi-evergreen or deciduous vine; grows fast to 25'; attractive foliage; dangling stalks of small, fragrant flowers in spring followed by clusters of sausage-shaped fruit, edible but insipid; as with most Lardizibalaceae, must have genetically distinct strains to produce seed, this seed parent is a purple-flowered plant pollinated by a white-flowered plant
19.  Albizia julibrissin (KT)
20.  Allium dichlamydeum (MSI): beautiful coastal Northern California native; gorgeous pink flowers
21.  Allium sp (AB): giant heads of lavender flowers
22.  Allium sp (AB): yellow flower; beautiful rosette of twisted leaves; from Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery
23.  Aloe plicatilis (HSA)
24.  Alstroemeria ligtu hyb (DF)
25.  Alyogyne hakeafolia: plentiful lavender flowers
26.  Amaranthus hyb (KYH): Elephant Amaranth; large fuzzy flower heads that are very striking and showy
27.  Amaryllis hyb (AB): dwarf form to 14°, pink flower
28.  Anagallis monellii (TK): blue flower
29.  Angelica archangelica (PVA)
30.  Anthertis sp (AB): large umbels of white flowers
31.  Aquilegia formosa (RL): collected at Henry's Fork ID
32.   Aquilegia hyb 'The Hobbit' (MEO): to 8°; flower red and white
33.  Aquilegia hyb: flower probably purple
34.  Aquilegia hyb (KE): mixed
35.  Arisaema consanguineum (MEO)
36.  Arisaema sikokianum x takaedae (MEO): F2; silver leaf
37.  Arisaema taiwanense (MEO)
38.  Aristea capitata (DM): pink flower
39.  Aristea ecklonii? (KT)
40.  Asclepias currassavica (RS, EW)
41.  Asclepias speciosa (RL): collected at Clark Creek
42.  Asperula orientalis (DF)
43.  Asphodelus luteus (KE): deciduous; long strap leaves; spikes to 3' of star-shaped flowers white with pink veining
44.  Astragalus purshii (RL): collected at Etzel Ledge
45.  Astragalus sp (RL): 1/2°x3°; collected at 8000' elevation in the White Mountains, Inyo County CA
46.  Astragalus sp (RL): 1°x2°; collected at 8000' elevation in the White Mountains, Inyo County CA
47.  Astrophytum myriostigma (RBG)
48.  Beschornaria hyb (KE)
49.   Billardiera sp (MEO): collected at Itatiaia Park (north of Sao Paolo, east coast of Brazil); short growth to 10°; brilliant blue berries
50.  Brugmansia hyb 'Charles Grimaldi' (DF): F2
51.  Bupleurum sp (MEO): may be B. angulosum
52.  Caesalpinia gilesii (KE)
53.  Callirhoe bushii (KYH): from the upper Midwest, seems to be more hardy than C. involucrata, makes a much bigger plant, and blooms red winecups all summer long
54.  Calocedrus decurrens (EH): collected in Plumas County at an elevation of 6000'; stratify two months
55.  Calochortus luteus (DM)
56.   Calochortus luteus (RL): collected at Chiles Lake, Napa County CA
57.  Calochortus vestae (DM)
58.  Calochortus hyb (AB): pink flower
59.  Calochortus hyb (MSI): Mariposa Hybrids, no control of pollination
60.  Calycanthus occidentalis (EH): Spice Bush; original parent from banks of Pescadero Creek, San Mateo County
61.  Camassia quamash (RL): collected at Rice Hill OR
62.   Campsis radicans 'Flava'? (KT): Trumpet Vine; yellow flower
63.  Canna hyb: to 3'; flower red and yellow
64.   Cardiospermum halicacabum (RT): Love-in-a-Puff; annual vine
65.  Carex baccans (HSA, EW): Red-Seeded Sedge
66.  Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth' (KE)
67.  Ceiba speciosa (EH): tree with spiny trunk; beautiful flower
68.  Centranthus ruber (KE): pink flower
69.  Centranthus ruber (KE): red flower
70.  Centranthus ruber (KE): white flower
71.  Cephalotaxus harringtonia (= drupacea var pedunculata) (AB): Plum Yew; rare conifer
72.  Cercis occidentalis (RL): collected at Capay Valley CA
73.  Cercocarpus betuloides (HSA)
74.  Cerinthe major purpurescens (DF)
75.  Claytonia (= Montia) perfoliata (PVA): Miner's Lettuce
76.  Cleome hasslerana 'White Queen' (KT)
77.  Commelina caerulea (TK)
78.  Commelina coelestis (KP): here a deciduous perennial with a long dormant season; blue flowers similar to Tradescantia on foot-tall stems from a basal leaf clump
79.  Cosmos sulphureus (KT)
80.  Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (PVA)
81.  Cyrtanthus brachysyphus (HSA)
82.  Datura metel pleniflora 'Double Lavender' (EW)
83.   Datura wrightii (= meteloides) (JS, RT): Jimson Weed    WARNING: poisonous and not for gardens where children are present
84.  Delphinium luteum (MSI): rare California native; yellow flower; open pollinated, so could get hybrids although kept away from other Delphiniums
85.   Delphinium nudicaule (MSI): red flowers; open pollinated, so could get hybrids although most of red ones in same part of garden
86.  Dianthus barbatus (MEO): Sweet William; nigrescens type with flower very dark red, almost black
87.  Dianthus hyb (KT)
88.  Dichelostemma ida-maia (MSI): Firecracker Flower, California native bulb
89.  Dierama pendula (RL): flowers palest pink
90.  Dierama pulcherrima: mixed
91.  Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' (MEO): to 6'; flower white with maroon blotch and streaks
92.  Digitalis hyb (BC): flowers pale peach and cream
93.  Dimorphotheca pluvalis (DM): annual; white flower
94.  Dipogon lignosus (DH)
95.   Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp insularis? (RL): collected at Figueroa
96.   Dodecatheon jeffreyi? (RL): collected at Crane Flat, Yosemite
97.  Dudleya sp (RL): collected at Joshua Tree
98.  Echinacea tennesseensis x pallida (KE)
99.  Echinocactus grusonii (RBG)
100.      Echinocactus platyacanthus (RBG)
101.      Echinopsis tarijensis (RBG): white flower
102.      Eriogonum grande var rubescens (BC, KE)
103.      Eryngium pandanifolium (BC)
104.      Erythronium californicum (RL): Fawn Lily; collected at 1200' elevation in Trinity County CA
105.      Erythronium tuolumnense (AB): yellow flower
106.      Euphorbia sp (RS): lanceolate alternate (appear opposite) leaves to 3°
107.      Eucomis comosa (HSA)
108.      Ferocactus histhrix (RBG)
109.      Ferocactus rectispinus (RBG)
110.      Ferula communis (DF): collected at Crete
111.      Freesia (= Anomatheca, = Lapeirousia) laxa (FC)
112.      Freesia (= Anomatheca, = Lapeirousia) laxa: white flower
113.      Fuchsia boliviana (DF, HSA)
114.      Fuchsia boliviana alba (HSA)
115.      Garrya eliptica (EH): collected Santa Cruz Mtns; stratify three months
116.      Gilia capitata (DM): dwarf form
117.      Gingko biloba (EH, WM): Maidenhair Tree
118.      Gladiolus carneus (DM)
119.      Gladiolus carneus (MSI): South Africa native bulb; pink flowers, very floriferous form
120.      Gladiolus orchidiflorus (DM)
121.      Gladiolus sp (AB): red flower
122.      Gomphrena 'Strawberry Fields' (PVA)
123.      Gossypium sturtianum (BP): Australian mallow; adapts well to cultivation, particularly in hot dry climates, but can be grown in more humid areas in a well drained sunny position
124.      Gossypium thurberii (KYH): Desert Cotton, shown at the September plant display; to 5'; does not leaf out until June; mallow blooms white fading to pink, from September to October, followed by very lovely seed heads; loves heat and is quite cold hardy, surviving our heavy winter rains without a problem; takes summer water, but will grow, albeit more slowly, without any summer water
125.      Gunnera insignis (HSA)
126.      Habranthus robustus (EH): Autumn bloomer; start in pot and transplant after three years
127.      Hardenbergia violacea (DF)
128.      Helenium autumnale (KE)
129.      Helianthus hyb (AB): Sunflower; mixed colors
130.      Heliotropium arborescens? (PVA)
131.      Hemerocallis 'Corky' (KP): small delicate daylily; dark wiry stems to 70 cm hold reddish-brown buds that open to flowers yellow with brown on the back over a long bloom season; may not come true from seed
132.      Hemizygia obermeyerae (HSA)
133.      Heracleum lanatum (AB): California native
134.      Hesperaloe parviflora (MEO)
135. Hesperantha (= Schizostylis) coccinea (TK): mixed forms, most with pink flower though of differing size, few with white or red
136.      Hesperantha (= Schizostylis) coccinea (RT): red flower
137.      Hibiscus cannabinus (KYH): hardy perennial; airy with leaves that look like small cannabis leaves; small pretty flowers all summer
138.      Hibiscus coulterii (KYH): desert hibiscus found in Eastern California through Texas; needs winter protection from rain, does well in a pot; needs a good amount of heat to germinate, nick and soak seeds
139.      Hibiscus denudatus (KYH): desert hibiscus, needs winter protection from rain, does well in a pot

140.      Hibiscus ferrugineus (KYH): small coral flowers; from Madagascar and loves heat but has survived light frosts; regular watering OK, drier regimen not tried

141.      Hibiscus heterophyllus  2 3 (BP)
142.      Hibiscus moscheutos (KYH): seed parent has flowers white with red eye; about 4' high; likes summer heat
143.      Hibiscus moscheutos (KYH): seed parent has red flowers; about 4' high; likes summer heat; if germinated in February or March probably will bloom the first year
144.      Hibiscus poepigii (KYH): from Florida; tiny little bell-like flowers; might do well in the more coastal areas as it seems to bloom best in cooler weather; donor has always grown it in pots, experimenting with it in the ground this year
145.         Hibiscus striatus ssp lambertianus (KYH): native around the Gulf of Mexico from southern part of Texas to Costa Rica; survived in a pot last winter through about 23F; in the ground grows to 5' feet tall; flowers most unusual in that their sepals make a white five-sided cross; leaves gray; stems have some thorns
146.      Hieracium auranticum (KP): gradually-spreading mat of evergreen, hairy leaves topped by small orange dandelion-like flowers on skinny stems; reputed a weed, for donor it only spreads slowly and reseeds little

147.      Hieracium nigram (KP): flat clump of lightly-hairy, black-marbled leaves, topped by skinny stems holding small, yellow, dandelion-like flowers; reputed a weed, donor never has more than three or four volunteer plants growing at a time, and each dies out after a couple of years

148.      Howittia trilocularis (HSA)
149.      Hunnemannia fumariaefolia (AB): Mexican Tulip Poppy
150.      Idesia polycarpa (HSA)
151.      Impatiens balfouri (KT)
152.      Impatiens glandulifera var candida: 4° white flower
153.      Impatiens textori (DF)
154.      Incarvillea arguta 2 (HSA)
155.      Indigofera incarnata (HSA)
156.      Ipomopsis (= Gilia) rubra (AB): seed from Texas
157.      Iris fernaldii (RL): collected at Dunsmuir, CA
158.      Iris innominata (RL): collected at Dunsmuir, CA
159.      Iris longipetala (HSA)
160.      Iris missouriensis (RL): collected at Upper Owens River
161.      Iris hyb (MEO): Pacific Iris; selection of good colors
162.      Ixia monadelpha (DM): flower white with blue center
163.      Ixia viridiflora (DM): blue-green flower; may be hybridized with white-flowered form
164.      Juncus patens 'Occidental Blue': beautiful feathery seed heads
165.      Kitaibelia vitifolia (KYH): native to mountainous eastern Europe; partial shade; white flowers with separated petals
166.      Kniphofia hyb (KE): flowers lemon yellow
167.      Lagura ovata (DF): Rabbit Tail Grass
168.      Lathyrus californicus (EH): collected in San Mateo County in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Woodside; perennial
169.      Lathyrus jepsonii californicus (EH): collected in Plumas County; perennial
170.      Lathyrus vernus (MEO): flower dark purple
171.      Lavatera assurgentiflora (RS): California native
172.      Lepechinia hastata (KE)
173.      Leptospermum scoparium 'Helene Strybing'
174.      Lewisia leana (RL): collected at Cliff Lake, Siskiyou County CA
175.      Lilium shastense (RL): collected at Castella CA
176.      Lilium superbum (DM): eastern US native; orange-flowered tiger lily type
177.      Linaria x purpurea (KP): apparently natural hybrids between L. purpurea and L. gynistifolia x purpurea 'Heartwood Hybrid'; 1'-3' ft tall; flowers in various shades of white, pink, and purple; to maintain color mix, regularly weed out purple-flowered plants
178.      Littonia modesta: vine appears yearly mid to late Spring; climbs by tendrils at the tips of leaves, which are in whorls of four; one-inch orange campanulate flowers; withers and disappears for the season after seed is ripe; withstands repeated winter water while dormant
179.      Lobelia cardinalis? (PVA)
180.      Lobelia siphilitica? (PVA)
181.      Lotus formosissimus (HSA)
182.      Luma apiculata (HSA)
183.      Lunaria annua (EH): seed pods attractive in dried arrangements
184.      Lunaria annua variegata albo-marginata (DF): biennial; white flower; frosted leaf edging variegation in second year; seed heads are classic arrangement material; sun-shade
185.      Lupinus polyphyllus (EH): from Plumas County; stratify two or three months
186.      Lupinus hyb 'Tutti Frutti' (MEO): flower purple and yellow; good foliage; vigorous; reblooming
187.      Lychnis coronaria (BR): flower hot pink

188.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Amish Paste'; larger than Roma and more meaty with few seeds; indeterminate; open pollinated

189.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Big Rainbow'; red, orange, and yellow coloring; very flavorful, a personal favorite; indeterminate, 85 days, 16-28 oz fruit

190.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Black Krim'; another favorite; reddish-brown when ripe, red inside; outstanding flavor; tends to crack if not enough regular water; indeterminate; open pollinated

191.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Cherokee Purple', similar to 'Black Krim' but sweeter and less likely to crack; indeterminate; open pollinated

192.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Costoluto Genovese'; large, totally ugly, meaty red paste tomato with excellent flavor; indeterminate; open pollinated

193.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Great White'; large, totally white outside, sweet flavor; indeterminate; open pollinated

194.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Green Zebra'; green with stripes, good flavor, sweeter than most, great for salad; indeterminate; open pollinated

195.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Pineapple'; like 'Big Rainbow' but a bit smaller with milder flavor; indeterminate; open pollinated

196.      Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato 'Yellow Pear', low acid; indeterminate; open pollinated

197.      Meconopsis cambrica 'Muriel brown' (PVA)
198.      Mertensia maritima (DF)
199.      Mertensia maritima (RL): collected at Anchor River AK
200.      Monardella villosa (KE)
201.      Narcissus romieuxii (MSI): flowers pale yellow, in December
202.      Nicandra physaloides (EH): Shoo-Fly Plant; dried seed pods attractive
203.      Nothoscordium sp? (KP): from an unlabeled plant at Berkeley Hort Nursery, whose wholesale source  thinks it is a Nothoscordium; attractive gray-green strappy leaves (without any onion smell) that originate in two neat opposite ranks and then curl and twist as they grow to about 1'; one or more flower stalks of sweetly fragrant white flowers in a terminal cluster; dormant after mid-spring bloom
204.      Oreocereus sp (RGB)
205.      Ornithogalum arabicum (AB): white flower
206.      Papaver somniferum (EF)
207.      Parahebe perfoliata (MEO)
208.      Pavonia hastata (KYH): very showy beautiful flowers pale pink with red center; bloom in early summer, continuing into late fall; reseeds and so considered a weed by many, but well worth the effort
209.      Pavonia lasiopetalum (KYH): Texas native; charming flower deep pink, 1½° across; relatively prostrate grower; does not seem to reseed readily in the garden
210.      Pavonia missionum (KYH): native to Argentina; red flower centered yellow, about 1° across, but the color is so vibrant that the small size does not matter; will reseed a little in the garden, but not aggressively 
211.      Pavonia praemorsa (KYH): yellow flower; relatively tender, survived last two relatively mild winters
212.      Pavonia hyb (KYH): from Yucca-Doo; to 3'; pink flower
213.      Pelargonium exstipulata (DM)
214.      Penstemon arkansana (DM)
215.      Penstemon azureus (RL): collected at Soda Creek
216.      Penstemon componulatus (HSA)
217.      Penstemon heterophyllus (DM): Cal Flora form
218.      Penstemon rupicala (MEO): collected at Island Lake in Desolation Wilderness CA
219.      Penstemon sp (AB): to 5'; spikes of purple flowers
220.      Penstemon sp (RL): red flower; collected at Fay Canyon, Dunsmuir CA
221.      Pentapetes phoeniciae (KYH): once Sterculiaeceae, now been lumped in with Malvaceae; lovely showy orange red flowers; leaves quite cut; grown in Thomas Jefferson's garden; shown at the September Cal Hort meeting 

222.      Phaseolus vulgaris (EH): French Fillet bean; long, slender, stringless; outstanding flavor

223.      Phyllica pubescens (DF)
224.      Pinus jeffreyi (EH): collected in Plumas County at an elevation of 6000'; stratify three months
225.      Polyxena longituba (MSI): South Africa native; Fall blooming bulb; white to light pink flowers that bloom in leaves, small plant   great for container   that has more flowers each year
226. Primula aurantiaca (MEO): bud red, flower yellow to orange
227.      Primula hyb 'Postford White' (MEO): candelabra type
228.      Protea aristata (DM)
229.      Protea longifolia (HSA)
230.      Psoralea pinnata (DF): fragrant flowers
231.      Quercus vaccinifolia (EH): collected in Plumas County at an elevation of 6000'; stratify three months
232.      Ricinus communis (AB, MEO): Castor Bean; to 5'; dark reddish purple leaves; good red flowers   WARNING: poisonous and not for gardens where children are present
233.      Rychelytrum neriglume (DF): pink flower
234.      Salvia apiana (BC)
235.      Salvia forskaohlii (KE)
236.      Salvia gesneriflora (DM): form hardy to 20 degrees; to 7' tall
237.      Salvia microphylla hyb (HSA)
238.      Salvia pratensis ssp haematodes (BC)

239.      Sarcococca ruscifolia (EH): intensely fragrant small white flowers in January and February; red fruit; will grow in shade

240.      Saurauia madrense (HSA)
241.      Scabiosa 'Ace of Spades' (PVA)
242.      Schizanthus grahamii (DF)
243.      Schoenolirion alba? (RL): collected at Mossbrae Falls
244.      Scilla peruviana (BR): flower purple
245.      Scutellaria baicalensis (AB): said to be used as a medicinal herb in China
246.      Senna candolleana 2 (HSA)
247.      Silene armeria? (KP): annual with multiple branching stems, upright or flopping, topped with clusters of fluorescent pink flowers over a long period; reseeds vigorously but easy to control
248.      Sinningia sellovii (MEO): easy; to 3'; dusky salmon bell flower, reblooms in summer; makes tuber, slowly spreading patch
249.      Sisyrinchium californicum (DH)
250. Solenomelus pedunculatus (MSI): Chile native; quick to bloom from seed, yellow flowers; leaves like Sisyrinchium; low water needs in summer but then will die back and revive with rains
251.      Sollya heterophylla (CR): hybrid 'Rosea' grown together with S.h. parviflora
252.      Sorbus californicus (EH): collected in Plumas County at an elevation of 4000'; stratify three months
253.      Spathoglottis spicata or? unguiculata (DF): orchid
254. Stipa (= Nassela) lepida (DM): California native bunchgrass to 2'
255.      Tabebuia chrysotricha (DF, RBG)
256.      Tecoma x smithii (DF): F2; flower orange-yellow
257.      Thalictrum delavayi (MEO)
258.      Thalictrum fendleri (PVA)
259.      Thalictrum sp (TK): tall; purple flower
260.      Tibouchina laxa 2 (HSA)
261. Triteleia laxa (MSI): tall form with large shiny purple flowers
262.      Triteleia peduncularis (RL)
263.      Triteleia sp (AB): white flower
264.      Tritoniopsis caffra (DM)
265.      Tweedia caerulea (EW)
266.      Ugni molinae (HSA)
267.      Ursinia anthemoides (DM): annual to 15°; orange flower
268.      Verbena bonariensis (DF)
269.      Vernonia crinita (= arkansana) (KYH): prairie composite perennial new to the trade; not quick to bloom from seed but flower spectacular deep purple atop 3' plants in the heat of July
270.      Vernonia larsonii (RBG)
271.      Wachendorfia thyrsiflora (DF)
272.      Watsonia coccinea (DM)
273.      Watsonia marginata (DM): thick leaves 2° wide; pink flower
274.      Watsonia hyb (DM): to 4'; flower deep wine red
275.      Watsonia hyb (TK): blush flower
276.      Wisteria sinensis (CR)
277.      Yucca whipplei (RBG)
278.      Zigadenus venosus (RL): collected at Tiburon CA
279.      mystery seed (EH): grass

280.      mystery seed (EH): nightshade family; seed from a floral arrangement, attractive solanaceous orange-red fruits like small flattened tomatoes; dries well; please grow and identify!