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request for flower id:
please help me to identify this plant
Place-ambala cantt
Height-about 1.5 feet

This is Vicia faba L. or broad bean.
For more info try this link

Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Vicia faba :: Kaithal :: NS OCT 129/129 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Please find the pics of a cultivated legume from my native place..
Vicia faba..

Vicia faba from PUSA Campus, Delhi-GSNOV05/05 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Vicia faba, photographed from PUSA campus, New Delhi

is it  a regularly grown species or is PUSA Delhi campus doing research? would have loved to have seen the pods and the beans from it. its a functional food. helps some. must be cautiously eaten. kills some and endangers many.
Since biblical times Favism is a dreaded disorder Phytjagorean vegetarianism occluded it from diet Jewish doctrine forbids it esp in holiday feasts.
Its still a functional food, containing Levodopa, useful for Parkinson’s patients. is that why its being studied in india now?


Vicia faba L. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 29 January 2013
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Nepali Name : बकुला Bakulaa

Vicia faba var. major AT/May 2019/01 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 mb.

Broad Bean, Fava Bean or Faba Bean
Indian Names: Hindi– बाकला Bakla, काला मटर Kala matar, राम चना Ram chana; Punjabi– Chas tang; Himachali– Kyanyun; Marathi– Vaal, Kasmiri
Manipuri– Hawai-amubi, Tamil– Avarai, Laddakhi– Nakshan; Nepali-Bakulaa
Botanical name: Vicia faba var. major (Vicia is a Latin name for a vetch; faba is a Latin word for broadbean)
Family: Fabaceae
Clicked in Shimla
On May 6, ,2019
Uses: Broad bean is chiefly cultivated for its nutritious pods and seeds which are cooked as green vegetable. Dried seeds can also be used as pulse. The fresh seeds contain Carbohydrates (58 %), Protein (26%), Dietary fiber (25%), Fat (1.5-2 %), Vitamins and traces of minerals. Hundred grams of broad beans provides 341 kcal/1425 kJ of energy. Vicia faba var. minor (horsebean with small sized seeds) is used a cattle feed and fodder.
In traditional Chinese medicine, leafy shoots and seedpods of broadbeans are used as diuretic, expectorant, lithotripic and tonic. Seeds are considered to be aphrodisiac.
Ingestion of fresh uncooked or partially cooked seeds can lead to development of a disease known as Favism, characterized by haemolytic anaemia, haemoglobinuria and jaundice.

did you open these to take pictures of the seeds? Yes, Jewish food llaws (Kosher) prohibit it, just for that reason

Not this time, … Although, I have done it earlier many times before cooking. Yesterday, clicked it in Sabji Mandi just for the purpose of compiling Indian names for this plant. I do not like it’s taste, so did not purchase.

This variety is not list in either The Plant List Ver. 1.1, Catalogue of Life as well as POWO except as Faba major Desf. (syn. of Vicia faba L.)

Broad bean is mostly written as Vicia faba only. I was going through some paper where var. major and var. minor was mentioned on the basis of seed shape and size.
It was my mistake not to check at The Plant List or PoWO for the correctness.
It may be considered only as Vicia faba cultivar.



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I think looks different from images at Cyamopsis tetragonoloba

Lower leaves should help. Flowers look like Vicia faba.