Lotus tetragonolobus
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Lotus tetragonolobus

asparagus pea
winged pea
winged bean
Manila bean
goa bean

  family fabaceae 
  genus lotus 

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Genus  Lotus Species  tetragonolobus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  asparagus pea   winged pea   winged bean   Manila bean   goa bean Family  FABACEAE Specimen number  S12062 Data source  UnVeg p287
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 23 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is needed for Lotus tetragonolobus to do its best.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has young pods that are uniquely flavored. Lotus tetragonolobus is most frequently used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Climbing Crop spacing  1' Row spacing  1' 3" Cold frame  Planting period  May 01 - May 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Nitrogen Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Seed pods Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has young pods that are uniquely flavored
Horticulture notes  The best month for planting is May. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 1' apart. Separate each row by approximately 1' 3". It requires warm days for good production. Nitrogen is required for optimal growth. Propagation of Lotus tetragonolobus can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Lotus tetragonolobus has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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