Falling under the wide category of annuals, Jack Bean is a vegetable which bears bright pea flowers.
Comprising of a huge family, the genus Canavalia marks a considerable presence in the entire legume domain. A number of species of tropical origin form the base of this widespread lineage.
Jack Bean scientifically known as Canavalia ensiformis is an integral member of this distinct family.
The jack bean and the sword bean are very similar and are occasionally grown in home gardens around the world. They are also known by different names in the world such as Chickasaw lima bean, Brazilian broad bean, coffee bean, ensiform bean, horse bean, mole bean, go-ta-ki, overlook bean, Pearson bean, watanka, and Raba De Burro.