General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: Scrambles and climbs 6 to 20 feet.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Dehiscent
Other: 2 to 2.5 inch long green pod matures to brown and contains numerous black seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Vegetable
Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Roots
Seeds or Nuts
Fruit
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Depth to plant seed: Shallowly sow, covering with a thin layer of soil.
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Yellow Vigna
  • Deerpea
  • Cowpea
  • Hairypod Cowpea

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