A fast growing tropical vine to 60 ft. with large leaves and purple flowers in huge clusters. Mucuna Pruriens produces 3 inch velvety pods filled with marbled beans. The seeds, pods and young leaves are edible, but require special treatment to render them non-toxic. A valuable soil improver, and cattle forage. The plant is also used for its rare medicinal properties and forms the basis of over 200 formulations.