I have a long shot ID question for a Korean seed expert.
I traveled to South Korea where I mimed with a woman who was collecting seeds along the side of the road. I gathered that they are consumed, but I am not sure to what capacity.
Here's what I know:
- Seeds are approximately 1-2mm in size and derive from seedpods approximately 2cm long.
- Seed pods (flowers) are on a stalk, approximately 1-2 m high.
- Stalk consists of many multiples of seed pods (~20).
- Seed pods (flowers) orient 180˚ on the stalk. Cannot remember if seed pods alternate or oppose one another.
- Seed pods (flowers) spaced by 2-3cm up stalk.
- Seeds are edible/medicinal after some unknown amount of processing.
- Foliage low lying, 10-40 cm high.
- Season of Seed: ~October
- Location: Eurwang-Dong, Yongjongdo (Island), Incheon, South Korea
While in Korea I was told it was called Cassia. However, this does not appear to be a correct translation. Unfortunately, because I did not know I had been mislead until I'd left the area, I did not take a picture of the plant. :/ Any help is much appreciated.