Name Of Purple Bean Vine - Knowledgebase Question

Porter, TX
Question by cwduke
October 16, 1999
I have a vine growing on my arbor from seeds a friend gave me last spring. It has large purple leafs and blooms in the fall. The bloom almost looks like tiny orchids on a stem. While flowers it produces purple bean pods. Almost looking like a butter bean pod. If you wait until they dry out you can replant easily each spring.


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Answer from NGA
October 16, 1999

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You have what are called variously dolichos, lab lab, purple hyacinth or Egyptian hyacinth beans! Aren't they wonderful!

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