Bite Bean

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Bite Bean - Sebastian Romu © 2018

Description

Common Names
Bite Bean
Classification
Herbaceous, Vine, Legume
This flowering vine boasts pleasant pink five-petalled flowers and broad toothed leaves. The oil which can be pressed from the seeds is often used to makes a salve for insect stings and bites. The beans can also be dry-roasted and ground to make a brewed tonic.

Ecology

Rarity
bite Bean is a common plant in all but the driest regions.
Distribution
Typically found on borders and margins of woodlands.
Life Cycle
Annual

Uses

Cultivation
wild
Culinary
Bite bean sees no use as a domestic legume due to having a bitter oily taste and low yield of bean pods per plant.
Medicinal
tonic (seeds), vulnerary salve (seed oil)
Other
The oil which can be pressed from the seeds is often used to makes a salve for insect stings and bites. The beans can also be dry-roasted and ground to make a brewed tonic.

Culture

Stories

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