Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Irregular
Common Name:common bean, black bean, kidney bean, pinto bean, French bean Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:FabaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Annual, Vine or climber Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 2 - 3m
Origin: South America, Central America Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Trifoliate (ternate), Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Violet, Orange, Pink, Purple, Jun- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Legume, Green, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate with three oval, leaflets with entire margins, 6-15 cm long; flowers white, pink, or purple, about 1 cm long; legumes green, yellow, black, or purple, 8-20 cm long x 1-1.5 cm wide, each containing 4-6 kidney-shaped beans up to 1.5 cm long.