Botanical name: Canavalia gladiata Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Dolichos gladiatus
Sword Bean is a twining, nearly erect annual herb, growing to 6 ft. Flowers are pink and white, 2.5-4 cm across. Leaves are shiny, trifoliate. Pod becomes 30 cm long and 5cm wide. It contains 10-14 seeds. Seeds are elliptical and reaches 3cm long. The bean is eaten in many parts of India. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental with very attractive pink-white pea-like flowers. Flowering: April-October.
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