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(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