Sword Bean is a twining, nearly erect annual herb, growing to 6 ft. Flowers are pink and white, 2.5 to 4 cm across. Leaves are shiny, trifoliate. Pod becomes 30 cm long and 5cm wide. It contains 10 to 14 seeds. Seeds are elliptical and reach 3 cm long.
The bean is eaten in many parts of India. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental with very attractive pink-white pea-like flowers. Flowering season is from April to October.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%