Macuna pruriens

Macuna pruriens
A leguminous plant, found natively in Africa and tropical Asia. It is grown for environmental reasons, as a food and forage source, as a toxin, and for medicinal purposes. Its fruit have a dense covering of bristles, that cause skin irritation (much like poison ivy) when touched.
Syn: Buffalo bean, Cow itch, Hell fire bean

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