what is this pod?

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Date Photo Taken: 08/16/2012
Location: Monroe, Ga.
Posted By: jwitcher


This is growing in my garden. The plant looks like a squash plant but stands up like an okra plant. The pod looks like okra with a curved end but smells like a bean. Could you tell me what this is?


  1. Kirk Unregistered says:

    milkweed pod.
    Maybe purple milkweed.

    Can be cooked and eaten. Tasty.

    August 16th, 2012 at 2:20 pm
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    check my website notes on devils claw

    August 17th, 2012 at 8:56 am
  3. S Riggins Unregistered says:

    I too have this growing in my garden??? Not Purple milkweed, but fruit or vegetable pod is the same. I have pictures, but don’t know how to post from here??

    September 29th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
  4. S Riggins Unregistered says:

    I have the same thing growing in my garden. It is not the same plant as purple milk weed, or devils claw??

    September 29th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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