Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvola)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Strophostyles helvola Accepted
Strophostyles helvula var. missouriensis Synonym
Strophostyles helvula Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: up to 20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: edible for humans - slender pubescent legume
Flowers: Showy
Other: spur-like projection that curls back up at the tip and looks like a raised elephant's trunk.
Flower Color: Green
Other: Pink to rose, fading to a greenish color with age.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant


Photo gallery:
Location: my garden Date: 2012-09-08
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Location: my garden Date: 2012-09-18
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is this please by seanh0101 Sep 17, 2016 5:50 AM 1
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What type of weeds is this? Poison Ivy or safe? by jdchess Aug 17, 2013 5:03 AM 4
Pea or vetch id by hementia Sep 8, 2012 8:08 PM 2

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