Canavalia rosea – Beach Bean or Jack Bean seed x5

$4.00

Prostrate Vine Very Salt Tolerant Pink Pea Flower

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Beach Bean, Jack Bean

Canavalia rosea syn. maritima

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

The Beach Bean goes under many names – Bay Bean, Jack Bean, Coastal Jack Bean, Seaside Jack Bean and Mackenzie Bean to name a few. It is a prostrate vine that inhabits the beaches of tropical and subtropical areas of the world. A member of the Pea Family (Fabaceae), it is a herbaceous vine that forms mats of foliage. The stems may be up to 7 metres (20 ft) long and 2.5 cm (1 in) in thickness. The leaves are compound consisting of tree leaflets which fold to protect them from hot sunlight. The flowers are pea-shaped, rich pink in colour and the fruit is a pod similar to the garden pea. The seeds are buoyant, salt-tolerant and are distributed by ocean currents.
The large seeds of this plant are edible if boiled and the Australian Aborigine made an infusion of the roots for colds and applied the same infusion externally for rheumatism, leprosy and aches and pains.
The plant is of no grazing significance but is an important salt-tolerant species for beach and dune stabilization.
Offered is a packet of 5 seeds complete with propagation notes.

All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Flowering Common Name: Beach Bean or Jack Bean
Climate: Sub-tropical, Tropical Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade Watering: Medium
Genus: Cannavalia Type: Prostrate Vine
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: maritima rosea Soil Type: Salt Tolerant, Loam, Saline, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 5 (5 to 10 °C)
*ALL PICTURES SHOWN ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY

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