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Monopyle macrocarpa, Monopyle

Monopyle macrocarpa

Monopyle
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Ecuador
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowers


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Mucuna nigricans, Black Jade Vine

Mucuna nigricans

Black Jade Vine
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Eastern Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersUnusual colorSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Related to red Jade vine (Mucuna bennettii).The dark violet blooms appear closely pushed together in grape like clusters, up to 1 ft long and 6" in diameter. Very vigorous woody tree creeper - during warmer weather this vine can grow 2 feet or more a week. Cold hardy in Florida to at least zone 9b.




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Mucuna pruriens, Carpopogon pruriens, Dolichos pruriens, Mucuna aterrima, Nescafe, Cowitch, Velvet Bean, Purple Jade Vine

Mucuna pruriens, Carpopogon pruriens, Dolichos pruriens, Mucuna aterrima

Nescafe, Cowitch, Velvet Bean, Purple Jade Vine
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Africa, India
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Attractive legume with unusual royal purple flowers that grows 3-18 m in height. Its flowers hang in long clusters. The plant also produces clusters of pods which contain seeds known as mucuna beans. The seed pods are covered with reddish-orange hairs that are readily dislodged and can cause intense irritation to the skin. The species name "pruriens" (from the Latin, "itching sensation") refers to the results to be had from contact with the seed pod hairs. The beans are also called Nescafe, and are used as a coffee substitute. Mucuna has been used for generations in India for Parkinsons disease. It is used to make dopamine, an important brain chemical involved in mood, sexuality, and movement. The plant has antioxidant properties. In Central America, velvet beans have been roasted and ground to make a coffee substitute for decades; its goes by the common name of "nescafé" in these regions, as well as in Brazil, for this reason. It is still grown as a food crop by the Ketchi indigenous people in Guatemala; the bean is cooked as a vegetable. It is considered a diuretic, nerve tonic, and aphrodisiac. Externally it is applied to ulcers.





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Mucuna sempervirens

Mucuna sempervirens

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Indochina
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

This species is used medicinally and for paper-making, starch, and oil.




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Mucuna urens, Red Hamburger Bean, Oxeye Bean

Mucuna urens

Red Hamburger Bean, Oxeye Bean
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

The seeds are used in necklaces and ornaments.



Mucuna urens, Red Hamburger Bean, Oxeye Bean
Mucuna urens, Red Hamburger Bean, Oxeye Bean


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