You're seeing this message because you're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is unsupported on our website. Please use these links to upgrade to a modern web browser that fully supports our website and protects your computer from security risks.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer 8

Hide this message

FSU Tag Line
 

Fabaceae

(The Pea/Bean Family)

 

Family Description:

This large family has a large variety of habits, including herbaceous plants, shrubs, vines, and full sized trees. Mostly the leaves will be opposite and compound. They can be palmately compound but are more often pinnate or bipinnately compound. Most have prominent stipules and the characteristic fruit is a legume pod that usually dehisces on two seams. This is an important family because it includes several food crops and nitrogen fixers.

Plants in Family:

Albizia julibrissin Cercis canadensis Gymnocladus dioicus Robinia pseudoacaia