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…

Weeds of Wednesday: Dark, dark purple bushbean

Purple bushbean (Macroptilium atropurpeum) sure is pretty with its dark, dark purple flowers. Thank you to George Bollis for the beautiful pictures of this plant taken near Lake Keanan and to Mary Ester Bollis for sending me his photos correctly…