This is actually the fourth seed pod from a single Queen Palm tree that I have in my backyard. I haven’t done anything different this year versus the other 7 years that I have had this tree, but for whatever reason, the seed pods are just emerging like crazy. Even though this is the fourth seed pod this year, there is still one more that has yet to open.
I didn’t realize it previously, but apparently these seed pods are loaded with pollen. When I went out this evening, the seed pod was just covered in honeybees, and their legs were so full of pollen, they could barely fly.
You can’t tell from these pictures (because I had too large of a lens to capture the full pod), but the seed pods are really huge and covered in little tiny seeds. If you’re curious if these are edible, I really don’t know. I’ve tasted one before and it was awful!
I included this next picture, not because it’s such a great picture, but because it almost looks like I captured some of the pollen in the air (bottom left of the picture) while the picture was being taken