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The Quest for the Wild Kidney Bean - The Plant Press

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03/01/2016

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i like kidneys hehe

there is a discussion about breeding with polystachios and other beans on HomegrownGoodnessForum which might be of your interest.
http://alanbishop.proboards.com/thread/7692/breeding-perennial-wild-phaseolus-polystachios

Three days ago I had an email from Prairie Moon nurseries where I have purchased Prairie plants. It had the wild kidney bean vine pictured and I recognized it as a vine that I have seen on my property. This year much more plentiful than in previous years. Curious as I had never noticed the pods, I located a plant and was happy to find several pods.
I shared the info with my neighbor as we had discussed a plant growing near some wild strawberries. I said “Leaves of three, let it be.” So glad to know that it is a valued plant.

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