Rosary Pea

Rosary Pea

Rosary Pea

Abrus precatorius, commonly known as rosary pea, is a herbaceous flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae. It is a slender, perennial climber with long, pinnate-leafleted leaves that twines around trees, shrubs, and hedges.

The plant is best known for its seeds which are used as beads and in percussion instruments. The seeds are poisonous and the ingestion of a single seed, well chewed, can be fatal.

Rosary Pea