Yucca Seed Pod

yucca seed pod 2

The yucca plants bloomed this year and now interesting seed pods adorn the flower stem.  Interesting is a better description than beautiful with their rough bark like exterior. But the shape of the pod is what caught my eye when wandering the yard. Before they split open, they look like large burnt peanut shells with three seams down the length.

yucca seed pod 1

When the pods split open into three wedges, the lighter colored interior with its black seeds are revealed. Looking down on the seed pod, you can see that all the seeds have settled to the bottom, creating a black pool that looks ready to spill out between the cracks. The pods split open form echoes the radial pattern of the plants leaves in the background.

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