OK, got these seeds in spring, started them - all they said was this: blooms like snail vine but smaller.
OK my question, does anyone know what it may be called? They have leaves same shape and formation as the vigna, and these flowers are teeny about dime sized, but oh so pretty, however, there is no smell to them.
Please and thanks!
Dave & Moonlighting, thanks for the help here, I checked and cannot find my particular one in there. Mine is creamy white with mauve to lavenderish colors on it, very tiny, dime sized. I will keep looking!!! It is so cute.
I definately agree with the it belonging to the Fabaceae family...as Lathyrus is part of this family (genus) as well as its other cousins - i.e. Phaseolus, vigna, etc. At this point I will agree that it resembles more Phaseolus than Lathyrus after looking at it...in other words Laurrie, "scientifically" this is why it resembles the snail vine (Phaseolus) - but you will find that the snail vine is also called vigna...but that is another debate that I am not getting into...lol...just trying to ID your pretty little flower.
I only referred to it as similar to snail vine because on the envelope when I got it it said: "? - Blooms like snail vine but smaller" and that was it, so when it actually started growing and very similar growth habits I might add, as the vigna caracalla, which I am growing from seed also. Seeds of the vigna are a little bigger, these seeds are smaller but do look similar.
I am only trying to id this vine, so if I do any trades of it, I can give someone a name instead of just what I got. I really like it, it is small, but cute.
I thank all of you for trying to help me here. I will keep digging and perhaps will find this one one day.
Nope, not it, am still looking, if and when I find it I will post here for sure. Thanks again for all you helpers here!!
ps - also wanted to say that original flower from 9-20 is still open and pretty as ever, so the flower stays open for quite a spell.
Thanks, on that last post, if you notice, my Copyright changed? Wonder what happened. I tried to post again and the same big copyright came over the pic. I checked my settings and that is not the one selected???
I must tell you, the plant still isn't huge and the vines are not very big about like string so I was equally amazed when I saw the buds. I was bringing it inside before the hurricane when I spotted them and they are opening now inside the house!