Broad bean, fava bean, horse bean, English bean
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
The plant is an erect, stiff-stemmed, leafy legume reaching 2-5 feet when mature. Small white flowers are borne in spikelets. Broad beans get their name from the seeds which are large and flat. Seeds are variable in size and shape, but usually are nearly round and white, green, buff, brown, purple, or black. Pods are large and thick, but vary from 2-12 inches in length.