Plant ID forum: Need plant ID

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Aug 21, 2017 9:12 PM CST
Can anyone ID this plant for me? I have it in a raised bed, and it has bloomed which should make it easier to ID. Now the seed pods are almost black.
Thanks in advance.

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I also need an ID on this plant. It is in a container and has also bloomed.
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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Aug 21, 2017 9:39 PM CST
Don't know that bean, but the flower is Crossandra infundibuliformis. would really like to know that dwarf bean too, and whether they are edible
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Aug 21, 2017 10:06 PM CST
Thank you Tofi for the plant ID. I looked it up and it does look like the Firecracker plant. If it is, then I will have to bring it inside for the winter. Otherwise, it will not survive our winter.
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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Aug 22, 2017 1:11 AM CST
I looked again on the bean. the flower form, leaves and bean keep suggesting me it is a long bean (that's how we called it here, yard long bean is anothe variety) a Vigna unguiculata. or you might called it Cow pea. it looks like a vine type, although not so clear. The one we use to have it here are purple-colored-flower, but there are also white or cream flower type, dwarf or vine, long and short bean and various color pod and seeds. If it is indeed V unguiculata then it is a vegetable
Name: greene
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greene
Aug 22, 2017 9:11 AM CST
The bean plant could be a Vigna radiata (Mung bean) but I think those have yellow blooms. Whatever you have growing, you sure have some beautiful photos! Hurray!
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 22, 2017 9:12 AM CST
I'm back...
Look at this photo by @dave:
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Aug 22, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Thanks Tofi and Greene. I think that it does look like the Southern Pea but not sure where the seed came from. I will have to look at the names of the seeds I got and see if anything matches. I will have to save the seeds and grow it again next year.
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Name: greene
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greene
Aug 22, 2017 4:20 PM CST
You might want to get some organza bags and bag the seed pods. Once they are ripe they may open on their own and you may lose the seeds.

Here is an article/idea by @Horntoad showing the many uses of organza bags in the garden.
https://garden.org/ideas/view/...

I buy rolls of the organza material and sew custom size bags; you may need to do this with the extra long bean seed pods. Thumbs up
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Aug 25, 2017 7:46 AM CST
Here are a couple recent pictures of my Southern Pea plant. Do you think that the seed pods are ready to harvest yet?
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 25, 2017 7:54 AM CST
I would pick one of the fat ones and give it a try.
Porkpal

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