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Apr 3, 2018 10:02 AM CST
Perth, Australia
Hey,

I was wondering if anyone could identify this bean?

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I planted them up a while ago but cant remember where they are from! If it helps I did pick a couple of beans I found in France that were growing overhead and dangling down nicely.

Thanks,
Sam
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Apr 3, 2018 10:43 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Bad news, its not a bean. I suspect you picked a seed pod off a tree.
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Apr 3, 2018 11:08 AM CST
Perth, Australia
Ah that makes sense. I didnt think it looked like any bean plant I'd ever seen!

That makes me think it was the one I picked in France. I'm fairly sure it was climbing along someone's pergola/veranda/trellis.

Could it be some sort of climbing plant or definitely a tree?
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Apr 3, 2018 11:23 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I wonder if it might be Wisteria of some sort?
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Apr 4, 2018 2:18 AM CST
Perth, Australia
I have googled what wisteria seed pods look like and think you may be right! I always knew the flowers on wisteria were beautiful but the seed pods ain't bad either!

Thanks again guys.
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Apr 4, 2018 6:21 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Wisterias (Wisteria) do have beautiful blooms with interesting seed pods. We have many photos here in our database for comparison: https://garden.org/plants/brow... here are a couple:

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Apr 4, 2018 6:22 AM CST
Perth, Australia
Thanks for your help. I have just read it can take 20 years for one grown from seed to flower so I might be in it for the long haul!
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