This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- English bean, Fava bean, Windsor bean, broad bean, horse bean
- Poisonous Plants
- Coarse, annual vine; leaves alternate, divided with 2-6 leaflets; flowers pea-like, axillary, dull white with purple spot; fruit a long, thick and angled, many-seeded pod, the seeds flattened and angled or nearly rounded, brown to green, purplish, or black
- Asia and Africa
- Poison Part:
- Seeds, raw or cooked
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Severe enemia, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fever, 2-3 days after eating; toxic only in certain people of Mediterranian origin
- Toxic Principle:
- Cyanogenic glycosides
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Landscape in vegetable garden, grown for food in some areas; landscape as herbaceous annual ornamental
NCCES plant id: 1193