Greetings, everyone! Total newbie here who would love some help from some fine folks with some know-how and know-what!
I collected some seeds (looked like blackeye peas, but with the colors reversed) from some pods while waiting outside a restaurant last year. This year, I planted the 4 seeds. 3 of the plants were destroyed in a storm, but 1 survived. In any case, the plant is a vine about 10 feet high at this point and far from done growing. The vine doesn't branch much at all, just spits out leaves in threes every so many inches. The flower just sprouted.
I like the vine and would love to know what I have. (No, the folks at the restaurant didn't know.) The entire plant looks VERY similar to one I saw growing out in a field in a conservation area nearby. (I'm not botanist. I just have a biology degree.) Could anyone shed some light on this mystery for me?