Species Detail

Phaseolus coccineus L.
Scarlet runner bean

Scientific Name:  
Phaseolus coccineus L.
Common Name:  
Scarlet runner bean
Myaamia Name:  
Harvest Seasons:  
Fall, Spring
Growth Forms:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Phaseolus coccineus L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Food  Receoved red bean seeds with small white spots [from Nick Clark]. Grew these but did not get good seed. The only success we had was growing the ones called the scarlet runner bean.
Gonella, M.P. 2003-2005 Description  Phaseolus polystachios L. is the native bean; but with seeds only 2mm wide. For this reason it is presumed that the beans referred to in the below sources were referring to the non-native cultivars of Phaseolus; including common bean P. vulgaris L. and scarlet runner bean P. coccineus L.
Marquette, J. Use - Food  beans with red seeds cultivated; indicating Phaseolus coccineus. "They also sow beans and melons; which are excellent; and especially those whose seed is red"
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Use - Food  red beans with brown cultivated and eaten
Dablon, C. 1677 Use - Food  "they also sow beans and melons; which are excellent; especially those that have red seeds."
No Reference Specified Horticultural Info  Beans were hoed as part of the cultivation process.
Botanical Sources  
Phaseolus coccineus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gonella, M.P. 2003-2005   P. coccineus scarlet runner is a non-native species cultivated throughout eastern and western Miami lands and North America
Related Sources  
Phaseolus coccineus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Moerman, Daniel E 1998   There were a number of varieties of the common bean used by the Potawatomi Smith 1933; and a number of our most successful pole beans come from bean varieties of the Ojibway
Bush, L. L 1996   Archaeological studies in central and south-central Indiana revealed that beans were cultivated during the late Woodland period A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1450 becoming common around A.D. 1200
No Reference Specified   There was a single specimen of common bean found from sample 082 of the New Lennox Remains