''Phaseolus coccineus'', known as pole bean, runner bean or scarlet runner bean , is a plant in the Fabaceae family. Runner beans have also been called "Oregon Lima Bean", and in Nahuatl "ayocotl" or in Spanish "ayocote". It differs from the common bean in several respects: the cotyledons stay in the ground during germination, and the plant is a perennial vine with tuberous roots . This species originated from the mountains of Central America.
The vine can grow to two meters or more in.. more