Green beans

Title Info
Common name Bean, green
Scientific name Phaseolus vulgaris
Taxonomic group Fabaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Legumes
Keywords Leguminosae
Date 1998

Green beans. This legume has been cultivated in the New World for about 7,000 years, with remains found in both Mexico and Peru. This species produces not only green beans (eaten with the pod) but also black, navy, pinto, and kidney beans.