These seeds were collected from Tetragonolobus purpureus, also known as Asparagus Pea, Winged pea, Square Podded Pea, and Winged Lotus. It is also referred to as its synonym Lotus tetragonolobus according to the USDA. This plant is grown as an ornamental as well as a vegetable. This plant likes to live in full sun where the red and purple flowers are out in the middle of the summer. The young seed pods kind of taste like asparagus and are eaten in many different salads and stews and such. Sometimes, as a coffee substitute, the seeds are roasted, ground, and brewed. This annual can be grown in all USDA Hardiness Zones.