Beach Bean Varietas
(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, as well as in 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.