• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

plant ID requested  RSS feed

 
leila hamaya
pollinator
Posts: 1142
Location: northern northern california
70
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
does anyone know what this is?

it's actually kinda lovely, in a weedy kind of way....and may be i planted it () as some kind of support type ground cover, but i dont remember what it is if i did. otherwise it's a weed/volunteer.





 
Michael Newby
gardener
Posts: 697
Location: Mount Shasta, CA Zone 8a Mediterranean climate
134
books chicken duck forest garden greening the desert hugelkultur trees woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It looks like some kind of snap bean to me. Did you plant some for N fixing?
 
leila hamaya
pollinator
Posts: 1142
Location: northern northern california
70
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
the pea/bean pods are really tiny.

and totally, for sure some N fixing going on, as with any kind of legume type....
i really dont remember planting anything similar there...but i did plant some weedy, ground cover type plants. not many of which came up, while this grew super fast and huge.

some more pics, with objects for size....



 
Bill Erickson
steward
Posts: 1132
Location: Northwest Montana from Zone 3a to 4b (multiple properties)
127
books chicken forest garden hugelkultur hunting wofati
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That looks tasty. Obviously a legume of some sort, hopefully you'll be able to identify exactly what it is. Possibly some native wild pea of some sort or other. Have any locals taken a gander at to see what it might be?
 
leila hamaya
pollinator
Posts: 1142
Location: northern northern california
70
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
well its definitely a local weed. wandering around this morning i saw it in a dozen places around town.
funny how that happens, when i first notice something and then its everywhere. well maybe not so odd, seeing how its in its most noticeable time, being in flower and going full strength.
 
D. Logan
gardener
Posts: 586
Location: Soutwest Ohio
100
books food preservation forest garden rabbit tiny house
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It might be a variation of Pacific Pea (Lathyrus vestitus). The pods on yours look rounder than the ones I have seen and most of the time the colors on the flowers aren't as washed out. I'd say it might be something in the same family.
 
leila hamaya
pollinator
Posts: 1142
Location: northern northern california
70
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
pacific pea, and the non native everlasting pea - Lathyrus latifolius, are much much bigger. i have to do a lot of weeding on the everlasting pea, it is everywhere out here. not edible, btw.

and i have poured over some hundreds of images and web search results...on various keywords...for pea, local weeds, and even some vetches. but havent figured it out.

it is nice, i do like it, and maybe thats enough for now. am going to transplant that particular one to the fedge, and spread some seeds around the edges of some garden areas. right now, its smack dab in the middle of pretty primo garden space...though it has already leaked out some seeds..

figure i will move it somewhere better...(or wait, less better, and yet better, someplace edgy and into the yarden, out of the properly prepared primo space =)

 
You save more money with a clothesline than dozens of light bulb purchases. Tiny ad:
Video of all the permaculture design course and appropriate technology course (about 177 hours)
https://permies.com/wiki/65386/paul-wheaton/digital-market/Video-PDC-ATC-hours-HD
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!