The saga of a lovely Saga tree

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Saga tree (Adenanthera pavonina) is one of the top popular trees in Singapore.  By saying that, we wish to imagine its presence but sometimes without even knowing its existence.

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The Saga tree is hardy and fast growing species.  It can grow like a giant in 15-20m tall and widely spread out to provide shade and like a welcoming kind father.

Bu courtesy of wildshores.blogspot.com
Bu courtesy of wildshores.blogspot.com

The fruits pods of this tree contain scarlet seeds, each of the 4 seeds make up 1 gram.  In the past, it is widely used on gold and silver as a weight measurement.

By courtesy of kingyeungpohyin.blogspot.com
By courtesy of kingyeungpohyin.blogspot.com

The red seeds are a well-know love seeds among all warm and solicitude heart.  Some like to collect it and store it up in bottle for their love ones.  Some prefer to stitch it up forming a necklace and some place it to form a heart-shape.

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This Saga tree is located at Botanic gardens.  He treated his fern fans as his own family.  Surrounded with their friendship and love.  They lived together and share the wide blue sky.  Spreading love-seeds to passer-bys, it also naturalized through out Malaysia and Africa.  This is the core soul of Saga tree, the saga never fail to entice!

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34 thoughts on “The saga of a lovely Saga tree

    Blepharis edulis Find Me A Cure | Find Me A Cure said:
    February 27, 2013 at 2:21 am

    […] The saga of a lovely Saga tree […]

    Rebekah L said:
    February 27, 2013 at 6:28 am

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    Cathy Ulrich said:
    February 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful, Sydney. I love the bright red seeds.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks, Cathy! This is well-known love seed in our region, I’m not sure you side?

        Cathy Ulrich said:
        February 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm

        I don’t think I’ve seen it before. there may be some in Florida – imported of course.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm

        No wonder, this seed is famous among the lover.

        Cathy Ulrich said:
        February 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm

        LOL!

    winnymarch said:
    February 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    i thnk i can find this seed in indonesia too, but it became waste

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      You can collect it and keep in a bottle, is so lovely to see!:)

    CK said:
    February 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I used to collect the love seeds.. hehehe

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Those were the days! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    February 28, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Very charming. My cottage is shrouded be old, giant dogwood trees. In the fall they release their red seeds and they play the sound of rain on my roof.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 12:39 am

      So lovely, that is the sound of Nature!
      My roof only has the sound of repair man! 😦

    Charron's Chatter said:
    February 28, 2013 at 2:50 am

    the red seeds are as luminous as jewels! Are they edible, I wonder? And reminiscent of pomegranate pips, for sure…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Is not edible, my dear! Is hardy like marble, lovely like Ruby!
      Is well famouse as a love seed among Asian! 🙂

    Clowie said:
    February 28, 2013 at 3:44 am

    That’s beautiful!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you, My friend! You have a good day! 🙂

    guttermutt said:
    March 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    How lovely!!!!!!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you! I give you some! 🙂

    Find Me A Cure | Find Me A Cure said:
    March 7, 2013 at 2:31 am

    […] The saga of a lovely Saga tree […]

    Simply Seeds | lizzie rose jewellery said:
    May 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    […] up?  I later found that they are seeds of the Saga Tree (kindly advised by Sydney Fong on his blog Add Grain on Earth which has some very interesting posts on Singapore, not just trees)!  I also found out these […]

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      Hey, thanks for the referring! You blog is so sweet and green!
      I think this is something to do with your personality!
      Awesome! 🙂

    Aretha said:
    May 1, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Hi there, I read your blog regularly. Your humoristic style is awesome,
    keep doing what you’re doing!

    garrulousdrudge92.soup.io said:
    May 13, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Je ѕuis clairement en équation avec vous

    Birdie said:
    November 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Hi, any updates on where to find these nice love seeds?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      You can find any part of this in Singapore….:)

    Birdie said:
    November 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Are they sold in any shop? How much do they cost?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

      What are you referring?

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