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.