Wild beans?

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Date Photo Taken: 08/17/2012
Location: Braselton, GA
Posted By: CarolSh

Notes:

I have these plants growing in my vegetable garden. They’re about 5 ft tall now with small yellow flowers. They are producing what appears to be string beans. I wondered if this was, perhaps, a wild bean plant; one that was harvested in earlier times. The leaves fold up at nighttime. There are other locations in the yard that the plant has been sprouting up as well.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Unregistered says:

    Coffee weed (Cassia obtusifolia) Host plant for the sulfur yellow butterfly. I counted better than a dozen caterpillars on a coffee weed in my garden today, with more eggs being laid by the yellow butterflies while I watched.

    August 30th, 2012 at 1:38 am
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Very nice sickle pod shot! http://extension.missouri.edu/explore/images/ipm1007sicklepod03.jpg

    August 30th, 2012 at 10:30 am
  3. nerdygirl Registered says:

    If you let it go to seed you will have this everywhere next year. You need to weigh the responsibility to foster host plants (for butterflies) with fostering an over abundance of weeds next year.

    September 5th, 2012 at 8:16 am

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