Saturday, November 26, 2011

Reader Challenge: Help Identify this NorthWestern Kansas Prairie Seedpod

photo: wikipedia

Can any reader identify this very woody and exotic seedpod that looks like it has Wooly Mammoth tusks? It looks like it could possibly be related to the milkweed and it looks very primitive, like it is in search of a bison (or larger) leg to attach to. It was found in an arid mixed grass native prairie area in NW Kansas recently, when it attached to my husband's shoelaces.