Bay Bean: Beach Bean
(Canavalia rosea (formerly maritima))
Canavalia rosea is a leguminous, drought and salt tolerant vine adapted to growing under very dry and hot conditions. Vines are widely distributed on beaches and dunes in the tropics and subtropics, also western and northern Australia. They can reach lengths of 6 m, with a compact canopy 15-30 cm high. Flat, woody pods filled with seeds are 10-15 cm long.