4818Re:help with identifying mystery plant
- Feb 1, 2010Hi,
I know it as Malabar Spinach, also known as Mucuna.
There are two varieties, one has a red stem. I grew the red-stemmed variety
last year, though it winter kills in my climate.
The whole plant is edible, including the root. It's a perennial native to
India, if I remember correctly.
The black seeds (Mucuna Seed) are growing in popularity for their positive
effect on Parkinson's Disease.
Of course, double check this information, but I'm pretty sure that's what it
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