wondered if you could help me identify those seeds i received

(the delivery number has no matches within my eBay orders)enter image description here

I tried uploading this picture and image search via google but nothing there.

thanks for any kind of help!

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    The Ebay seller might be able to tell you, if they get a complaint from another customer about a missing item. From the picture, they could be almost anything - "small, black, irregular shaped, and no obvious identification features" isn't much to work on! – alephzero Jul 23 '19 at 20:32

The US quarter is about 24mm in diameter, and about 8 or 9 of the seeds placed lengthwise in a line end to end would about span the quarter making each seed a bit less than 3mm long. This puts it too small for a luffa, too big for a black seeded lettuce but about right for a Cassia fasciata for example.

However Cassia is a pea type creature and attaches to the pod at more of a point - these seeds appear to have more of a flattened attachment end.

If you grow some on to find out categorically then post back with leaves.

Edit: I think they are black sesame (Sesamum indicum); there is a black variety. Warning! Do not eat one to find out, I could easily be wrong and don't want to be held liable!!

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Looks like red yucca seeds to me. They grow well down here in Arizona and you can find many within lantern-like pods.

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  • It's an interesting suggestion, Patti, while the colour black is right I think the size and shape are wrong. The fruits on red yucca produce seeds like segments in an orange, with a curvy side and a somewhat straight edge as a result of sharing space with others in a round fruit. Also the seeds are about an inch or more long, much larger than those pictured above. – Colin Beckingham Oct 7 '19 at 20:56
  • Ahhh, yes Colin, I think you are right on both counts of shape and size. As I look closely at the picture the seeds do have a flatter end as if they’ve been attached and are otherwise somewhat elliptical in shape and about a forth smaller than red yucca. Thanks for your insights! – Patti Oct 8 '19 at 14:55

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