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Plant Identification: Can anyone tell me what this plant is please? Ivy?

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Pinkmoonshine
LONDON
United Kingdom

October 6, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9297421

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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VineWorld

VineWorld
Syracuse, UT
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9297435

I'm thinking something more in the Fabaceae family.

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #9297537

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

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9297587

agreed with VineWorld and plantfreak
nel5397
Groveland, FL

October 6, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9297613

it looks like a light deprived cleome.
Pinkmoonshine
LONDON
United Kingdom

October 6, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9297689

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.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2012
8:47 PM

Post #9297979

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/
Pinkmoonshine
LONDON
United Kingdom

October 6, 2012
11:26 PM

Post #9298162

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.
2vernes
Blytheville, AR
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9298248

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

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9298627

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)
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9299488

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.)
esanita
TYASKIN, MD
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9299808

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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