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    I have a couple of new plants in the yard this year that I don't really know.
    This one might be purple prairie clover from Wildseed farms, but maybe not. It's everywhere this year.
    http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/purple.jpg
    This one is growing where the hairy vetch is growing. It flowers similar to vetch but much smaller. It forms a seed pod just like vetch. The stem is winged. It climbs with tendrils like vetch.
    http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/weed.jpg

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    The first photo: If the stems are square shaped it could be a mint of some kind. A picture in my book looks similar to "Heal-all; Self-heal, Prunella vulgaris. It's widespread; May to Sept. http://www.plants.usda.gov/gallery/l...vu_014_lhp.jpg
    Last edited by Oldbee; 05-05-2008 at 07:26 PM.

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    I agree that the first one is heal-all based on what I can tell from the photo. The second one looks like caley pea.

    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LAHI2

    This link has photos of caley pea. Like hairy vetch, it is a legume.
    http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/dat...iesID=hirsutus

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    That got me close, Singletary pea. Thanks.
    http://texnat.tamu.edu/cmplants/toxi...ingletary.html

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    The first one looks like a Texas wildflower called Engelmann's salvia.

    It grows in my bee zone too. Here's a pic.
    ~May your hive thrive
    Aisha

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