Florida Sea Beans: Sea Hearts

Sea Heart Collected on Florida Atlantic Beach

One of the most sought-after sea beans by beachcombers is the Sea Heart. This large flat shiny bean comes from the monkey ladder vine in the American Tropics. Each seed pod is up to 6 feet long and contains up to 15 beans! Although only a few Sea Hearts have a perfect shape, it is always considered good luck to find this special bean. Sea Hearts have traditionally been used to make lockets and toys. An interesting article is at:  http://waynesword.palomar.edu/plmay97.htm

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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