see how good you are in id :)

v1rtNovember 14, 2010

Saw a dormant vine about 15 ft long. I saw dried pods and I took them. :)

Here it is. Can someone please id it?

Thanks!

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luvsgrtdanes

Some kind of peas or beans I would think.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 8:36PM
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v1rt

I think I got it. It's Wisteria. Someone told me that he's seen 2 types of seeds, one from Chinese Wisteria and the other one from American wisteria. Chinese W is flat while the American W is rounded.

I looked for wisteria seeds in google and looks like I really do have wisteria seeds. Please see external link below. It's the Wisteria Seedpod.

Here are pictures I took 5 mins ago. I placed the seedpod I harvested against the picture from the link I found.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wisteria Seedpod

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 9:14PM
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luvsgrtdanes

Looks like it for sure!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 9:33PM
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v1rt

:) So is it really wisteria?

By the way, your gardenweb handle is my real name :P

I hope it's a Blue Moon variety. I'll visit the vine in spring so I can check how long the racemes are. :)

Here is a closer shot of the seed

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 10:16PM
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luvsgrtdanes

LOL! It's my name too...short for Veronica

From looking at a few pictures of seeds it looks the same to me. Type "American Wisteria seed" into google and the 2nd link will show you a few pictures of the seed. I can't post the link here.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 7:37PM
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v1rt

Ok. I was able to talk to the people in the library. Unfortunately, they don't know what vine it is. They only know there's vine there. :(

Looks like I will really have to wait in spring for it to see it. I'm going there this weekend to take a picture of the base and to examine where the runners/suckers go.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 10:12PM
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v1rt

I went to the area again today to return the bluray movies I rented from the library. Looks like it is a Chinese Wisteria. It's because the twining is counter clockwise. I also scrutinized the base and the area and I saw suckers about only 1 to 2 ft from the main trunk. So it looks like it's not that aggressive here in our area.

Anyways, Chinese Wisterias doesn't have long racemes. I'm not sure if I still want this vine.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 12:57PM
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v1rt

Here are the pictures I took today.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 1:14PM
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ilovegardening2005(8)

It is likely to be American Wisteria. Wisteria frutescans

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=WIF

Karen

    Bookmark   December 3, 2010 at 7:40PM
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ilovegardening2005(8)

Sorry about the link. This should fix it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Compare Seeds on USDA plant site

    Bookmark   December 3, 2010 at 7:55PM
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ilovegardening2005(8)

I don`t see where I can edit small errors like this.

The correct spelling is wisteria frutescens.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2010 at 8:00PM
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