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Type of bean?

Posted by sarahlou.on none (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 9, 14 at 9:26

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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RE: Type of bean?

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


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RE: Type of bean?

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


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RE: Type of bean?

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


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RE: Type of bean?

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


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RE: Type of bean?

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


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