pea family


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pea family

n.
A large family of plants, the Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), characterized by stipulate, usually compound leaves and often bilaterally symmetrical flowers that develop into pods, and including alfalfa, beans, clovers, peas, and soybeans. Many species contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria in root nodules.
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Noun1.pea family - a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean podspea family - a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
Arachis, genus Arachis - a genus of plants with pods that ripen underground (see peanut)
Brya, genus Brya - genus of prickly shrubs and small trees of the Caribbean region; source of a durable hardwood
Centrolobium, genus Centrolobium - a genus of Centrolobium
Coumarouna, Dipteryx, genus Coumarouna, genus Dipteryx - tropical American trees: tonka beans
genus Hymenaea, Hymenaea - genus of tropical American timber trees
genus Melilotus - Old World herbs: the sweet clovers
genus Swainsona, Swainsona - a genus of Australian herbs and subshrubs: darling peas
genus Trifolium, Trifolium - any leguminous plant having leaves divided into three leaflets
family Mimosaceae, Mimosaceae - family of spiny woody plants (usually shrubs or small trees) whose leaves mimic animals in sensitivity to touch; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
Mimosoideae, subfamily Mimosoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Mimosaceae
genus Physostigma, Physostigma - African woody vines: calabar beans
Caesalpiniaceae, family Caesalpiniaceae - spiny trees, shrubs, or perennial herbs, including the genera Caesalpinia, Cassia, Ceratonia, Bauhinia; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
Caesalpinioideae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae - alternative name in some classification systems for the family Caesalpiniaceae
locust tree, locust - any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae
genus Tamarindus, Tamarindus - widely cultivated tropical trees originally of Africa
family Papilionacea, Papilionaceae - leguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly-shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
wild pea - any of various plants of the family Leguminosae that usually grow like vines
bean plant, bean - any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
order Rosales, Rosales - in some classifications this category does not include Leguminosae
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Rain tree or (Albizia saman) is a species of flowering tree in the pea family.
'Sesbania is a pea family plant and its leaves are highly nutritious because of symbiotic bacteria in its roots,' informs Mohammad Nauman, Manager Forestry ZRK.
Also known as a garbanzo bean, the chickpea is a legume from the Fabaceae family (pea family) and is extremely high in protein and dietary fibers.
FOR HEIGHT, CONSIDER LUPINS Among the earliest of the impressive cottage garden summer perennials, lupins, from the pea family, come in all colours and in varying heights.
It actually was named after the wildflowers that are members of the pea family, the Huon Valley Council says.
The almost flat members of the pea family, snow peas were enjoyed in the Mediterranean and Europe long before they were imported to China.
The leguminous plant (Vignaradiate L.),alternatively called the mung bean, green gram, Lentil, however not mungo, may be a plant species within the pea family. Native to the Indian landmass, the leguminous plant is principally cultivated these days in India, China, and Southeast Asia.
Wisteria is part of the pea family but it will reward you in flowers, not veg.
Several of them belong to the pea family, fixing nitrogen in the soil.
Family Fabaceae (Pea family), is proven to be a plant that adapts to almost any landscape, through prolific self-seeding is renewable, contributes to critter and people habitats, is a relatively disease free minimal consumer of support resources; and perhaps more importantly, provides profuse spring bloom which inspires all to "dig in the dirt."