OK, someone who is good at other names for crops. Does anyone know what the hyacinth bean is called in Nicaragua? It is Dolichos lablab, or Lablab purpureus in Latin. I don't need the Spanish name, but the Nicaraguan name, which I am told is a different word. A friend here in the states wants to tell his father about the plant, but can't find the right word so that his father can find it there. It is a vine with beautiful purple flowers and pods that are edible when young. Needs too much summer heat to grow in my San Francisco garden, but have seen it growing in the Washington, D.C. area.
More photos soon. I am writing to a deadline that is coming up in 10 days, and feeling a little frantic.