Sunday, March 21, 2010

Plant ID, anyone?

This tiny -- and very pretty -- little vetch appeared in a pot. Can anyone tell me what it is? Is it a wildflower? Is it a cultivar of some sort?

12 comments:

Meems said...

Sorry, Penny, I'm clueless on this one. I love the little flowers though and that cute little corkscrew thingie on the vine. One of your smart readers will be able to help you out I'm sure.

I hope it is one you'll want to keep... love how that happens.
Meems

Sheila said...

No idea, but it is sweet.

Ami said...

Sorry, I am not name person either. Very cute flowers.

debsgarden said...

It is a sweet little flower. I expect it is a wildflower and not a cultivar.

Penny McCrea said...

Thanks, folks. Maybe someone else will chime in with an answer.

Whatever it is, I plan to keep it. I think it will look lovely in a mixed pot with a trellis where it can climb or trail among marigolds and nasturtiums.

Deborah said...

I don't know either, but it's definitely a keeper.

Susan said...

It kinda looks like a sweet pea vine..although the flowers are quite small. Can't say for sure. Does it have any scent?

Penny McCrea said...

Hey, Susan. No scent -- or none that I can detect. True vetches, which are not New World plants, are in the same family as sweet peas -- Fabaceae -- hence the similarity.

James Missier said...

Very interesting, It does look like a peaplant.
Does it have pods?

Penny McCrea said...

Not yet!

nancybond said...

Whatever it is, it's a darling. :) I hope you can keep it.

faroutflora said...

I am going to take a guess and say that it is a Lobelia, maybe Lobelia feayana.

I think that is one of the common wildflowers in Florida.

Matti