Type of bean?

sarahlou.onJuly 9, 2014

Hi there,

This is growing in my garden.. I am wondering if anyone would know what it is? Perhaps a type of bean.. The beans inside the green pods are green and the beans in the black pods are black!

Thanks all! :)

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linaria_gw

I think rather some Vicia (vetch.), so another member of the bean family, but no actual bean/ Phaseolus

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 11:22AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

There is no sense of scale in the picture but if those pods are about 2cm long it's probably Vicia cracca, Tufted Vetch.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 4:08PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

From the size of the nailhead on the lower right margin, I doubt the pods are that small -- probably closer to 2".

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 11:00PM
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nonmember_gw

Vicia sativa subsp. nigra - pods are not in stalked clusters.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 12:48AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

You're right nonmember. V sativa.

Can you help me on the chracteristics of subsp. nigra?

Here is a link that might be useful: Vicia sativa

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 5:31AM
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