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Phaseolus multiflorus   Listen
Phaseolus multiflorus

noun
1.
Tropical American bean with red flowers and mottled black beans similar to Phaseolus vulgaris but perennial; a preferred food bean in Great Britain.  Synonyms: Dutch case-knife bean, Phaseolus coccineus, runner bean, scarlet runner, scarlet runner bean.






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... Darwin himself is perhaps even more instructive. He says: "On 24th May 1864 there was a severe frost in Kent, and two rows of scarlet runners (Phaseolus multiflorus) in my garden, containing 390 plants of the same age and equally exposed, were all blackened and killed except about a dozen plants. In an adjoining row of Fulmer's dwarf bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) one single plant escaped. ...
— Darwinism (1889) • Alfred Russel Wallace



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