The Quest for the Wild Kidney Bean - The Plant Press

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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.

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.

Do the stems get woody and stick around year to year, like grape plants? Or do the stems die back each year, to regrow from the beginning the next season?

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