Unknown vine plant – growing extremely fast

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Date Photo Taken: 07/17/2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posted By: edyb

Notes:

Kids brought this vine home from school for Father’s day this year. I planted it in the backyard having no idea what it is. Now is has grown like crazy, I placed a string above it and growing a foot a day. Lots of nice big foliage, leaves have a tear-drop shape and pointy end, not quite spade-shaped as lobes near stem not as prominent, edge of leaf smooth not jagged, and pointy end. Small white flowers but I have never seem them open. See attached photo for flower. I don’t think they open more.

COMMENTS

  1. edyb Registered says:

    Ok, I’ve taken a few more photos. Today some of the bottom flowers opened more. They look like snap dragons or lady slippers. There are pea-like pods or string-beans hanging from the sides. See photo links below:

    http://i45.tinypic.com/w8rd5u.jpg

    http://i48.tinypic.com/1t7e2q.jpg

    Hope these help!

    July 30th, 2012 at 9:37 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    I think you’re going to have a mess of pole beans pretty soon! http://nycgardening.blogspot.com/2010/06/pole-beans-flowering.html
    Now you may ask what does a mess of beans mean? Regardless of whether we’ve identified your plant correctly you are fixin’ to have a mess of some
    kind of beans and if you get enough to feed five or six people you’ve got mess.

    July 30th, 2012 at 11:10 pm
  3. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    You’re a funny guy Bobby!

    July 31st, 2012 at 1:33 pm
  4. edyb Unregistered says:

    Oh geez, thanks! Pole beans, green beans, lots of crazy kinds of beans! Leave it to the kids to plant stuff at school. Sounds likely to be beans! I knew they must have chosen a fairly easy plant to grow!

    I was imagining it was some exotic rare plant. :-) Looks really pretty. Hope it’s just a one-season vine because it’s taking over my yard and I’d hate to cut it.

    July 31st, 2012 at 2:04 pm

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