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Trailing Wild Bean

Strophostyles helvola

Alternate Names: Sand bean, trailing fuzzybean

Family: (Fabaceae) Pea

Habitat: Thickets, prairies.

Height: Low twining vine, with vines extending up to 8 feet

Bloom Period: June - October

Description: Annual vine. Leaves composed of 3 leaflets, slightly hairy on underneath surfaces. Grows in moist, sandy soil but tolerates dry conditions. Flowers are large and showy. Seed pods are like small green beans.

Propagation Tips: Self seeds freely.

Trailing Wild Bean
Trailing Wild Bean

Winnie Burkett. Photographed on the Bolivar Peninsula.

Trailing Wild Bean
Trailing Wild Bean

Winnie Burkett. Photographed on the Bolivar Peninsula.

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