Saturday, October 23, 2010

Purple Hyacinth Vine or Hyacinth Bean Vine

Several years ago while walking in the neighborhood I found this vine. I purloined a few seeds and the next spring planted some in my yard. For several years(sometimes skipping a year) I would plant the seeds and always a beautiful vine. The color that interests me is purple and in the photo I tried to show purple flowers, purple seed pods, and purple veins in the leaves. The seeds even have a little purple when they first come out of the pod. This vine was one of Thomas Jefferson's favorites. The seeds are poisonous until cooked, edible but not so good.

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posted by joe @ 10/23/2010 02:25:00 PM   5 comments


At 6:14 AM, Blogger Clay said...

Very Pretty. Did Thomas Jefferson tell you how long you had to cook them to make them safe for eating.

At 3:03 PM, Blogger joe said...

When noxious "vapors" stop rising from the pot o'beans!

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Clay said...

Even though I realize you probably got the jist of my last comment which is an ode to your elderly/rapidly approaching elderly state, you did not gratify me with a response signaling that recognition. Therefore I will present you with one of my favorite quotes by Ronald Reagan which is what made me respond to you in this manner: 'Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.'

At 6:31 AM, Blogger joe said...

Yes I got the who knew TJ way back when and yes I've been to his house.
I thought the antiquated use of "vapors" and "pot o'beans" would be sufficient but I know Bill(wait he is still alive).

At 8:05 AM, Blogger joe said...

I have some seeds from this vine if you would like some.


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