A picture of a Purple Bush-Bean

Purple Bush-Bean

Macroptilium atropurpureum

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Moderate watering

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

More images of Purple Bush-Bean

A purple Macroptilium atropurpureum flower with green leaves
Some red Macroptilium atropurpureum flowers in a field
A Macroptilium atropurpureum plant with green leaves
A group of green Macroptilium atropurpureum plants with purple flowers
Some green Macroptilium atropurpureum seeds

Purple Bush-Bean Overview

Macroptilium atropurpureum is a perennial plant in the legume family, Fabaceae. Originating from Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands, this species is adapted to tropical and subtropical climates. It is a climbing plant that produces dense, green, hairy foliage and deep red-purple, pea-like flowers. This plant is grown commercially as food stock around the world, it has established and become invasive in multiple locations.

Special features of Purple Bush-Bean

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves