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linebarrier wrote at 2012-07-23 16:34:30
I live in North Carolina and I have several of the same plant growing in my backyard.  I've yet to find someone who can identify it.  I thought that it was the result of uneaten wild birdseed germinating, but the plant doesn't match any of the seeds listed on the bag of birdseed.  Do you have a bird feeder in the area?

Seven Feathers Farm wrote at 2012-08-15 15:48:57
Since this was posted a year ago, I'm sure you have identified the plant by now. But just in case you haven't, it is Sicklepod Senna. I found one just like it 2 recently, and it took me 2 weeks to figure out what it was. Take care!

paul wrote at 2014-01-08 02:19:19
This plant is found all through Alabama and Georgia. To locals this is called a "coffee plant" Seeds found in the long bean type pods resemble ground coffee. Sorry but do not know the botanical name.

Jaymie wrote at 2015-03-04 01:17:14
this is Sicklepod a terrible weed, Senna obtusifolia

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