Plant ID forum: Purple Hyacinth Bean (Lablab purpureus)

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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
May 11, 2015 7:08 AM CST
My cousin gave me several seed pods a few months back and said that this vine would produce a nice purple flower. I planted the seeds in four locations and it seems they all came up. It is an attractive vine and is producing purple seeds pods-- something like a purple butterbean. Can someone help identify this for me. I am located in zone 9, south Louisiana. Thanks for your help.

Anole
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 11, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Dolichos, or hyacinth bean.

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bamira
May 11, 2015 7:48 AM CST
similar to the
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Amethyst' , those are many I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sue
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sooby
May 11, 2015 7:54 AM CST
The pods match Dolichos:

http://www.eattheweeds.com/hyacinth-bean-purple-protein-and-...

more so than Phaseolus vulgaris 'Amethyst' though:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-seeds/pe...
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
May 11, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Thanks for the quick response,


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bamira
May 11, 2015 8:08 AM CST
[quote="sooby"]The pods match Dolichos:

http://www.eattheweeds.com/hyacinth-bean-purple-protein-and-...

more so than Phaseolus vulgaris 'Amethyst' though:

]http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-seeds/pe...
I agree
more similar
http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Lablab/

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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
May 11, 2015 8:08 AM CST
After reading the info on this bean, I will grow only as an ornamental. It is a fast grower and I do enjoy the color. I am curious if this will draw any butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.

Thanks all,

Anole
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 11, 2015 8:11 AM CST
The one I had drew both.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 11, 2015 1:17 PM CST
I agree with the ID of Purple Hyacinth Bean (Lablab purpureus) I grew it for a few years from seeds received in a trade. An interesting plant whose flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Name: Hans K.
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Heart2Heart
Jun 6, 2015 2:33 PM CST
here i have a question about the iris

can that be a louisiana or is it a japonica?


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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 6, 2015 2:37 PM CST
@Heart2Heart Hans, that will be a Louisiana iris.
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Name: Hans K.
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Heart2Heart
Jun 6, 2015 2:54 PM CST
thx donald

i saw a pic of "Rhett" .... it looks similar

han

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