A couple of days ago on a walk I was drawn to a pile of dirt with yellow and orange "things" scattered about. From a distance they sort of looked like rotted yellow tomatoes. I had to go take a look.
What I found was a plant with ombre red to orange/yellow seed pods.
It was obvious that these had been growing along the stalk, in alternate manner.
My best guess is Ipomoea lobata, firecracker vine. It's an annual plant, from Brazil, used in gardens. You may recognize the genus. It's the same as sweet potato vines used in many planters. This plant isn't trailing, though; the flowers hang from upright stalks (if I've got the right plant!)
There were seeds in some of the cases. I think I'll take some next time I walk by. They seem to have been thrown away. And if they don't grow for me it won't have cost anything.
I'm off for the night of work in a bit.
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