The last of the Snakeshead Fritillary flowers faded some weeks ago
Since then, the seed-pods have been swelling
I'm hoping that these flowers will spread profusely. I have read that they naturalise well, so I am doing what I can to make them feel at home. When the flowers lose their petals, the stems continue to grow, and add another few inches in height, which allows them to spread their seed further than would otherwise be the case.
Eventually the curious triple-lobed seed-pods with split open and catapult the seeds over the surrounding area.
I'm fairly sure that this is one of last year's seeds which has just germinated. The seedling looks uncannily like an onion, but I have not grown any onions, so it can't be. and the seed itself looks very like a chilli seed!
In the flower-border where the Fritillaries are growing there are lots of these:
I feel reasonably sure that if I leave them they will grow into these, which are definitely young Fritillary plants.
Can anyone help me with the identification?
I'll finish my post with an arty photo, taken in bright sunlight.