Wild Kidney Bean (Phaseolus polystachios)
Wild Kidney Bean has smaller fruits, but can be dried, stored, and cooked the same as the cultivated varieties. This somewhat delicate perennial vine will climb if given support. When the seed pods are ripe, they will twist and expel the seeds.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 8 feet
Bloom Time - July, August, September
Bloom Color - Pink
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.