Spent Oleander Seed Pods

Oleander seed pods

Oleander seed pods (Nerium oleander)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

These empty oleander seed pods were on the same bush as the Double Rose oleander blossoms in the previous post.  As you can see, the pods have long since ripened and burst to release their seeds to the wind.   The individual seeds are attached to bits of fluff not unlike dandelion seeds in appearance.  The fluff makes it easy for them to disperse with the breezes.

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