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Pest Information

Phasey Bean

Phasey Bean

  • Latin Name: Macroptilium Lathyroides
  • Common Name: Phasey Bean
  • Other Names: Wild bushbean

Pest Details

Phasey Bean
Phasey Bean
Phasey Bean

Origin:

A native plant in the United States, and found in the extreme southeast states and into the West Indies, as well as in Hawaii.

Biology:

Plants may be an annual or perennial, reproducing from seeds. Found along roadsides and is disturbed sites.

Identification:

Plants are medium sized but with a prominent flower stalk, usually with only one or two flowers open at any time. Stems are smooth and rigid, with plants growing upright. The leaves are compound on a long stalk, each leaf divided into 3 elongate, lance-shaped leaflets. These are dark green and hairless, and are widened with lobes at their bases. The large, irregular flowers are a bright reddish-pink, and occur along the tall flower stem.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Hand removal is effective. Usually not an invasive weed problem.

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