Calflora
Taxon  Report   6425    
Phaseolus filiformis  Benth.
Slender stem bean,  Slimjim bean
Phaseolus filiformis
© 2004 Debra Valov
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phaseolus filiformis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Phaseolus wrightii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Phaseolus filiformis
© 2004 Debra Valov
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Phaseolus
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS + PLANTS: Phaseolus wrightii
More information about  Phaseolus filiformis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHFI3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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