Liz showed me this strange plant that she had spotted, on our walk home today. It’s in someone’s yard, and I can’t really tell if it’s a super overgrown weed, or if it’s something that was planted intentionally.
What I’m assuming are seed pods for the plant are like large, single quotation marks. On top of that, they seem to have these spiny protrusions along the exterior.
Doing a quick scan of Google Images doesn’t show a good match (though it does appear there are a surprisingly high number of plants that have “spiny pods”).
Maybe I’m wrong and these things don’t actually contain seeds, but are instead the flowers? But if that were the case, wouldn’t they have bloomed by now? I honestly have no idea.