hyacinth bean

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perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds

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White bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.), and hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus) were obtained from the local market, Khartoum, Sudan.
Plants good for tall garden structures are Scarlet Runner beans, morning glories, moonflowers, hyacinth bean, and trailing nasturtiums.
Train an annual like morning glory or hyacinth bean vine to crawl up a handsome lamppost on the boulevard (or lawn light).
Following preliminary evaluation of several interspecies grafts among legumes, mung bean and hyacinth bean were selected as test species for evaluation of whether hypernodulation could be induced on roots of these two species by grafting to shoots of hypernodulating soybean.
Part One on Legumes discusses the need to increase consumption of pulses in the developing world, nutritional value of chickpea, black gram, mung bean and pigeon pea, wild Mexican legumes, peanut, jack bean, soybean, hyacinth bean, lentil, lupin, African oil bean, escumite bean, lima bean, common bean, winged bean, African yam bean, velvet bean, faba bean, moth bean, adzuki bean, bambara groundnut, rice bean, cowpea.
Hyacinth Bean--I first saw hyacinth bean growing in the garden at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home.
Hyacinth bean, Dolichos lablab, is an attractive climbing bean with broad leaves and stems that twine to 10 feet or more.
Hyacinth bean vine (Dolichos lablab), a prolific bloomer, covers this tepee formed by bamboo poles.
The first time I ever saw hyacinth bean was at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's mountaintop Virginia home.
Wants: hyacinth bean (seven sons), pink marshmallow, any heirloom garden vegetable, persimmon tree or seeds, old-fashioned June apple tree or seeds, mimosa tree or seeds
Another vine grown from seed is the hyacinth bean. Hyacinth can be successfully grown on small trellises or mailboxes and have wonderful purple blooms and edible beans.
Lightweight vines, such as hyacinth bean (Dolichos lablab) or climbing nasturtium, could be substituted for sweet peas in a similar scenario.