flowerpower37
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help what in the world is this vine?

hi, i have a vine growing and the flower is a small green seed shape with a very pretty purple flower pushing out of the top of the bud. The thing that has me amazed is a bean shape pod that is growing on itl. it is about 9-10 inches long about 1-2 inches wide and about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. i am stumped about where it came from and what it is. i have pictures but am not sure if i posted them correctly. ( i am a newbie and have not figured out how to do that yet). any help on what this plant is will be appreciated

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Kisal
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Looks like a member of the pea family. Maybe Sweet Pea (Lathyrus latifolia.) Here's a link to a page with lots of photos of them:

https://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjul06/bj-sweetpea.html

flowerpower37
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Thank you and it sure does but i read the info on that site and googled some other sites for info on sweetpea but could not find anything that put out a pod/bean as big as the one i have. i am attaching a new picture to show how big that thing is. it stretches from my finger tips down my arm almost to about 3 inches from my elbow. it had several buds yesterday but now they are gone, like something ate them.

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wingdesigner
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Try hyacinth bean vine.
Happy Gardening,
Wing

flowerpower37
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i googled the hyacinth bean vine and it is close but the pod i have is green and huge. I was telling my aunt about it and she reminded me of this bean we bought from a local store that had a word imprinted on the seed. the instructions claimed that when it grew the leaf would have the writing on it also. I planted it and it really did grow and the word was visible on the leaf (the seed was a very large seed also). I thought the plant had died but this may be it, i still have no idea what it is and will keep searching.

Thanks for all the suggestions. that hyacinth bean vine is pretty, i may try planting one next year.

wingdesigner
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Holy cow! I just saw the picture of that pod--whatever it is it really likes you! I still say it's a member either of the pea or bean family (on steroids!). Post this in either the general gardening or maybe vegetables--if Jess gets ahold of this you'll probably have your answer. That Jess is a veritable encyclopaedia of plant info!
Happy Gardening,
Wing

flowerpower37
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Thanks Wing, i put it over in the tips on gardening, hopefully someone will know what it is. i check the pod everyday and hopefully it will have some seeds i can collect for next year.

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