The Rainforest Garden: Sea Beans and Drift Seeds Sea beans are large legume seeds from the tropics that wash up on beaches far from home, but the name could be applied to any durable floating seed found on the beach.

Besides using houseplants, decorating with drift seeds is my favorite way to bring nature into our home. If you're scratching your head at.

Seeds of Mucuna species showing two distinct "smileys." A. Seed from a pod collected in Golfito, Costa Rica. Originally identified as M. urens, the smiley is more similar to M. sloanei. B. Drift seed of M. urens collected on a beach in Belize. Note the thinner, upcurved smiley and reddish coloration. C. Drift seed of M. sloanei from Belize showing a thicker, blocky shaped smiley. The latter species also occurs in the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica.

Seeds of Mucuna species showing two distinct "smileys." A. Seed from a pod collected in Golfito, Costa Rica. Originally identified as M. urens, the smiley is more similar to M. sloanei. B. Drift seed of M. urens collected on a beach in Belize. Note the thinner, upcurved smiley and reddish coloration. C. Drift seed of M. sloanei from Belize showing a thicker, blocky shaped smiley. The latter species also occurs in the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica.

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How to Polish Sea-Beans by Hand Sanding

Hamburger Sea Bean Necklace by SurfbunnyDesign on Etsy

Hamburger Sea Bean Necklace by SurfbunnyDesign on Etsy

Ashira Carved Wood Sim. Bone, White Turquoise, Ebony Wood, Petrified Wood Jasper Sea Bean - Bohemian, Africans

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