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Hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus)

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Hyacinth bean is grown more as an ornamental in the United States because of the colorful blossoms and showy pods, but in Africa and Asia, the hyacinth bean vine is usually grown as a vegetable crop for the flowers, leaves, immature seeds and edible pods. It is a tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where it may be left in the ground year-round. 

Hyacinth bean

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