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Pest Information

Bush Bean

Bush Bean

  • Latin Name: Macroptilium Sp.
  • Common Name: Bush Bean
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Bush Bean
Bush Bean
Bush Bean

Origin:

A native plant in the United States, and found in the extreme southeast states.

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 round to oval leaflets. These are dark green and hairless, and the middle leaflet is on an elongated stalk. 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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