Coral Bean - The red seeds of Coral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) remain nestled in their open pod. They are toxic to humans, and since they have persisted into the late Winter it seems likely that there are no animals there that eat them.
Another huge part of French culture is French Lavender. Almost the entire countryside of Provence consists of Lavender farms. Franch produces over of the world's Lavender, so it's kind of a big deal over there.