Saw a dormant vine about 15 ft long. I saw dried pods and I took them. :)
Here it is. Can someone please id it?
Some kind of peas or beans I would think.
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
Looks like it for sure!
:) 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
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.
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.
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.
Here are the pictures I took today.
It is likely to be American Wisteria. Wisteria frutescans
Sorry about the link. This should fix it.
Here is a link that might be useful: Compare Seeds on USDA plant site
I don`t see where I can edit small errors like this.
The correct spelling is wisteria frutescens.