Mesquite is a common name for several plants in the genus Prosopis, which contains over 40 species of small leguminous trees. There are a whole bunch of plants that I can't identify, but the first I'll present to you is this lovely purple flowered vine (sorry for the blurry photo, my camera struggles with close ups). The unique flowers are about three inches wide and they have several petals accented with a purple … If pods are too high to reach, simply cut the vine at the base, but be sure to do it while the pods are green. Inside the pods are dozens of flat, horse-shoe shaped seeds with feathery appendages. Trumpet vine may not flower for several years after planting until it becomes well established in the garden. You see it intertwined with another plant - its leaves are the smaller, darker green, smooth ones on the left. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. More on Wikipedia. Both the fruits and flowers are edible on some varieties and many food items are made from the plant. Purple hyacinth bean is a very vigorous grower and the vines are a popular choice for a quick cover, although they can frustrate you by refusing to flower until late in the season. Winter annual. Seed poisonous. Click on image to view plant details. Flowers are orange-scarlet, 3 inches long, tube-shaped and showy from July-September. The purple passion flower is a fast growing vine that can reach up to 20 feet or more. There are a number of vines that bear purple blooms ranging in shade from the pale lilac of wisteria to the deep royal purple of morning glories. Star-shaped flowers often arranged in an umbel. Few plants rival the extroverted beauty of a climbing vine bursting with purple flowers. Asteraceae - Green Flowers: Sunflower Family: Green or brownish flowers apparently lacking petals. Heads sometimes form a bur. Passiflora incarnata, commonly known as maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, wild apricot, and wild passion vine, is a fast-growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems. A native of the Southeastern U.S. including and upto Indiana and Illinois, where it typically occurs in … Seeds often with long, silky hairs. Found in grain crops. The bright green, pointed leaves grow in leaflets of three leaves. Also note the seed pods. Once the pods have matured and turned dark, they are tricky to handle. If the pod bursts, the wind carries the seeds away to start the cycle again. The addition of a purple flowering vine creates a spectacular focal point to a … After flowering, long, bean-shaped pods are produced that often persist through the winter. Flowers large, reddish-purple to purple. Vines or perennial herbs exuding white sap from breaks. Many small flowers grouped together into a head. Seed pod ribbed, bladder- or urn-like, seed lack and rough. 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