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Phaseolus polystachios

Phaseolus polystachios (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

Thicket Bean, Wild Kidney Bean

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: PHPO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Size Notes: Climbing, up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phaseolus polystachios in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phaseolus polystachios in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phaseolus polystachios


Record Modified: 2018-04-04
Research By: CBR

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