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Canavalia rosea (Baybean)
Cressler, Alan

Canavalia rosea

Canavalia rosea (Sw.) DC.

Baybean, Seaside Jackbean, Coastal Jackbean, Beachbean, Mackenzie Bean

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Canavalia lineata, Canavalia maritima

USDA Symbol: CARO26

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems grow to 20 feet or more in length.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Blooms are pink to rose purple with white markings. May bloom in any month with a peak in summer to fall.


USA: AL , FL , LA , MS , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Canavalia rosea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Canavalia rosea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Canavalia rosea


Record Modified: 2018-11-20
Research By: SCB

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