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    09 / 23 / 2015

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This came up right in the middle of my sunflowers. There is only one stalk but the vines are about 6 feet now. Just yesterday I saw a bloom. Sort of looks like a sweet pea but not really. Help a girl out? 🙂


  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Chinese longbeans are DELICIOUS. I hope they produce a few for you.

    September 28th, 2015 at 10:10am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    You’re welcome TiffVanek! Haha! depending on your preference; one gardener’s joy is might be neighborhood’s headache. Free bean plants are good only if you want them. This reminds me of the time I grew morning glory on a shared fence facing the next door neighbors kitchen windows. While I was enjoying my morning coffee and Robert Browning’s “Pippa’s Song” The year ‘s at the spring, And day ‘s at the morn; Morning ‘s at seven… All is (not) right with the neighbor when they spotted those wriggly caterpillars on my much cherished plant. The horror look on their face were enough for me to do away with the vine. Bare fences makes good neighbors. Sigh!!!:(

    September 27th, 2015 at 2:12pm

  • TiffVanek Apprentice says:

    Opps… I meant to say it’s Chinese longbean.

    September 27th, 2015 at 10:26am

  • TiffVanek Apprentice says:

    Laura, That is exactly it! The images are identical and I looked through the fence in my neighbor’s yard that is super overgrown and see a bunch of them. A couple of years ago, Some of those beans grew through my fence but I didn’t know what they were. Thank you!

    September 27th, 2015 at 10:06am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    It is hard to tell for certain with only one flower, but maybe some thing in the cowpea group. Check these out to see if you have a match. Vigna unguiculata (black-eye pea, sothern pea), and Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis (yardlong bean, Chinese longbean, asparagus bean). Here is a pretty good link for the yardlong bean. Best wishes!

    September 26th, 2015 at 11:54am

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