Weeds of Wednesday: Wild bush bean re-visited

Wild bushbean (Macroptilium lathyroides) is a pretty, but invasive, member of the pea family, Fabaceae.  Also called phasey bean, this weedy plant of disturbed areas has been designated a Category #2 invasive exotic pest plant by the Florida Exotic Pest…

Weeds of Wednesday: Purple Bushbean & Phasey bean

Jane Schnee (Class of 2010)  identified purple bushbean (Macroptilium atropurpureum) growing up a cabbage palm at the Ansin Tract Conservation Area, before she led a walk for us there on 4/6/2019.  This perennial vine with a swollen taproot can grow…