You are buying 5 seeds of the Beach Bean Vine, Canavalia Rosea, AKA: Baybean, Jackbean.
A fast-growing beach-dwelling vine from various coastal regions of the world, including the Gulf of Mexico and various coasts of Australia. Growing to over 20 feet in length, this species has thick leaves designed to lock in moisture in sub-tropical heat.
The eye-catching blooms of this lovely plant are pinkish purple these vines make excellent ground-cover and assist with soil erosion in poor, sandy, beach terrain, taking heat, sand, and salt well.
Baybeans are reportedly edible, but mature seeds have a very thick seed coat, which allow the seed to float and be carried off in ocean currents. Additionally, baybean has been used for a number of medicinal applications including the treatment of skin ailments, colds, pain and rheumatism (although I don't have any knowledge of this or recommend it). The seeds themselves can be drilled to make interesting beads.
Hardy to USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 ?C (15 ?F)
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