Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., R. D. C. Ortiz, R. Callejas Posada & M. Merello. 2011. Flora de Antioquia. Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares, vol. 2. Listado de las Plantas Vasculares del Departamento de Antioquia. Pp. 1-939.
"If you take some dry legume seeds and immerse them in water they swell up. If they're put in a closed chamber into which water can pass but out of which they can't squeeze or ooze, then their swelling will push outward on the chamber with surprising force…The affinity of many polysaccharides and proteins for water is extreme--the resulting pressures may reach thousands of atmospheres. (Salisbury and Ross  give references to experiments and calculations.) Wetting of a small quantity of dry seeds accidentally left underneath can lead to the fracture of concrete pavement." (Vogel 2003:443-444) Learn more about this functional adaptation.
Steven Vogel. 2003. Comparative Biomechanics: Life's Physical World. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 580 p.