Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, Wing bean, Winged bean

Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

Wing bean, Winged bean
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: New Guinea
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The Psophocarpus tetragonolobus plant grows as a vine with climbing stems and leaves, 3-4 m in height. It is an herbaceous perennial, but can be grown as an annual.

The beans are used as a vegetable, but the other parts (leaves, flowers, and tuberous roots) are also edible.

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