- Latin Name
- Abrus Precatorius
- The pods of this slender vine split open to reveal attractive scarlet and black seeds which are known as Lucky beans. They cling to the plant for a long period, being conspicuous during winter. Pod size
- Grows in the Northern Province and can also be seen in the Kruger National Park.
- The pods can be seen from June to October. Each pod is triangular in shape, 30 mm long and splits open to reveal the shiny red-and-black 'lucky bean' seeds. The seeds are poisonous and contains abrin, which is released if the pod is eaten.