Can anyone tell me what this plant is please? Ivy?

LONDON, United Kingdom

Hi
If anyone can please tell me what this plant is i would be very grateful!!!! I have looked on the internet and it seems to look like a poison ivy?? Its got white/purple flowers with four petals these seem to turn into a long seed sack thing, i put it in the sun and the pods broke open with mainly black, some white hard seeds, it has tiny hairs on stems and 3 leaves, if you need more pics just ask, thanks. P.S i've had it since tiny and its about 8-10wks old, it grew from a pot which had sat in light/dark for about 3mths i moved it into total darkness and about 12hrs later it was there about an 2 inch high!

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Syracuse, UT(Zone 7b)

I'm thinking something more in the Fabaceae family.

Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

Yep, definitely not poison ivy so at least you don't have to worry about that.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

agreed with VineWorld and plantfreak

Groveland, FL

it looks like a light deprived cleome.

LONDON, United Kingdom

nel5397 i think you are right, its never really been in a well sunny area either i've looked at pics on the web and it looks like a cleome so thank you. Thank you all who took time to read my post and reply at least i know its safe! Thank you all.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

sorry I disagree with Cleome. I think if you refresh your memory of Cleome with these pics you will see why
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/309505/

LONDON, United Kingdom

Hi sallyg i have taken a look at your pic and i do see what you mean, the plant i have does go thinner at the top and when the flowers were out they only have 4 petals and they were white with a touch of purple. Could it be a Cleome but just light deprived like nel5397 says? It has been in an unlit place most its life! It gets light but i have to move it to get direct sun, i know nothing about plants so all your help is much appreciated, thanks.

Blytheville, AR(Zone 7a)

I'll have to vote for a light deprived cleome.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Cleome pics I linked show six lobes or leaflets to a leaf, not three. Light deprivation doesn't cause the number of leaflets to change. (we may have a run-off, tee hee)

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Not familiar with other Cleome (besides hassleriana) but could it be one of the others? Or a C. hassleriana with immature foliage due to insufficient light? (If the juvenile leaves are even different, never paid enough attention to know & can't find a decent pics of anything but flowers.)

TYASKIN, MD(Zone 7a)

The leaves are wrong for a cleome. It looks like some sort of bean plant. The flower description fits a bean.. I agree that it needs more sun. In any case, it sure isn't poison ivy.

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