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Connecticut Plants
Trailing Wild Bean
Strophostyles helvola (L.) Ell.

The pods of trailing wild bean look very much like green beans.

  • Synonyms: Strophostyles helvula (L.) Ell.
  • Family: pea (Fabaceae)
  • Habitat: shores, thickets, dry roadsides
  • Height: 4 inches
  • Flower size: 3/8 to 1/2 inch high
  • Flower color: pale pink
  • Flowering time: June to October
  • Origin: native
Strophostyles helvula (L.) Ell.
Strophostyles helvula (L.) Ell.