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Question:
While gathering down wood for a campfire marshmellow stick last weekend in the Smokies... I found a branch that when peeled of its bark remained a vibrant orange. I couldn't find a tree that resembled my branch and I tried to find some reference to orange "bark" on the internet but to no avail. Can you identify this particular tree or shrub?


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There are both short and long day cultivars of mung bean:

http://www.rain.org/greennet/docs/exoticveggies/html/mungbeans.htm

http://www.snakeriver.org/wscpr/LibraryDocs/MungbeansSH.doc

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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