Lucky Bean Creeper

Lucky Bean CreeperLucky Bean Creeper

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Latin Name
Abrus Precatorius
Description
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
Habitat
Grows in the Northern Province and can also be seen in the Kruger National Park.
Fruit
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.
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