Linn. Asparagus bean. French Yard- Long. Taukok. Fig. 194. Long rambling or twining annual plant, with deltoid ovate or deltoid-oblong blunt -pointed leaflets: fis. rather large, 1-3 in the axils, the peduncles elongating and bearing the pods at their sum mits: pods compressed or nearly terete, slender and very long (often 2ft.) and sometimes curiously twisted; seeds small, ob-long, more or less truncate or squared at the ends, usually reddish or dim-colored. S.Amer. Cult. as a vegetable gar den esculent, the green being eaten. As easily grown as other beans.