Plant ID forum: mystery bean

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Dec 27, 2012 2:48 PM CST
Got these beans from a friend. She just called them the "mystery beans". Pics of the young plant were taken about 5 weeks ago...no clue what it looks like now.Thumb of 2012-12-27/gingin/5f0d8a Thumb of 2012-12-27/gingin/b022c7 Thumb of 2012-12-27/gingin/adce7c Thumb of 2012-12-27/gingin/6a5f8d
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jan 8, 2013 6:01 AM CST
Ginger, no idea what beans those are.
But have you/are you going to sow them?
I am sure you are curious...
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jan 15, 2013 1:04 PM CST
I likely will, Calin. The young plant was started by a friend of the person I got the seeds from. No idea if it's still alive.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jan 15, 2013 2:01 PM CST
They look like these on ebay from Hong Kong ..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-PCS-Magic-Bean-Seeds-Gift-Plant-G...

From Jiangsu China ..

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1000Pcs-lot-Magic-Bean-Seeds-...

Sources ..

http://www.agriculturesource.com/p-magic-bean-seed-711423.ht...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Jan 15, 2013 2:13 PM CST
The "Magic Bean" is a large, pink to reddish colored bean of the species Canavalia gladiata, also known as the Swordbean.

http://www.thepatentmagicplant.com/message-bean.php

http://www.huilinnatural.com/en/productshow.asp?keyno=6

Young leaves seem to match .. mature ones look different.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/276592/





Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Jan 15, 2013 3:03 PM CST
The beans sure do look the same...minus the words on mine Rolling my eyes. I will have to call my friend and ask where she got them....and direct her here to check out the links you provided. Thanks Janet I tip my hat to you.
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