Challenge 8. What is kind of seed is this and is it harmful?

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The idea of these seed ID challenges will be to introduce some real world reasons why someone might need to identify seeds.

Scenerio:  You work for an emergency room. A couple have just brought in a child who has ingested some flat round seeds.

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The seeds are found in these large pods.

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The seeds are flat and round, basically coin shaped.

A. What kind of seeds are they?

B. Are the seeds considered to be harmful? That is, do they cause illness and are they considered to be poisonous?

If you need help, try the Seed of the Week archive at Growing with Science blog. 

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