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Family Leguminosae or Fabaceae

A family of herbaceous plants widely known because of their economic importance as foods. All beans are in this family. Easily recognized by their compound leaves and seed pods. Many genera have trailing habits.

Over 700 genera. Currently in this database: 4 genera, 8 species


Amorpha   (False Indigo)

      Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Desmodium   (Tick Trefoil)

      Desmodium canadense (showy tick trefoil)

      Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick trefoil)

Lupinus   (Lupine)

      Lupinus perennis (wild lupine)

Trifolium   (Clover)

      Trifolium pratense (red clover)
      Trifolium repens(white clover)

Vicia   (Vetch)

      Vicia angustifolia (narrow-leaved vetch)
      Vicia cracca (cow vetch)
      Vicia caroliniana (Carolina wood vetch)


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