University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:

Bean, Snap (Phaseolus vulgaris)

Plants may be bush or vining type. Leaves are compound with 3 large, somewhat heart-shaped, rough-textured dark green leaflets per leaf. Size, shape, and color of pods vary widely from small green snap, to yellow wax types, to larger, wider green pole varieties. Seeds are round and slightly elongated, ranging in color from white to black and many in-between shades. Both the pod and the seeds are edible.  The flower is pink in color.