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A Sea-Bean Guide

Bay Bean or Beach Pea
Canavalia rosea

The seeds, seed pods, and flowers are all quite distinctive of this species. However, without these items to indicate which species the plant is,
one has to look closely at the plant's leaves to distinguish it from the Railroad Vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae




Individual Bean

Color Variations

Beans and Mature (dried) Pod


Immature, developing pods; seeds inside are white and soft


Mature Pods, with one opened to display seeds


Closeups of flowers, with one (left) showing stamens


Flower Spike

Leaf Veination
Do not confuse with Railroad Vine!


Characteristic compound (triplicate) leaves,
showing distinct veination (photo: Ed Perry)
(compare with simple leaf structure of Railroad Vine)



Emergent sprouts of the Beach Pea, Canavalia rosea.

   
Early, two-leaf stage of Canavalia rosea sprouts.


Links
Floridata: Canavalia rosea

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