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PlantFiles: Slick-seed Fuzzybean, Smooth-seed Wild Bean, Small Wild Bean
Strophostyles leiosperma

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Strophostyles (stro-foh-STY-leez) (Info)
Species: leiosperma

Synonym:Phaseolus leiospermus
Synonym:Strophostyles pauciflora

Category:
Annuals
Vines and Climbers

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral frostweed On Nov 18, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Slick-seed Fuzzybean, Smooth-seed Wild Bean, Small Wild Bean, Strophostyles leiosperma, is native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Johnson City, Tennessee
Lufkin, Texas



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