Legumes


   


Legumes are plants that produce pods, which are the simple dry fruit. Popular legumes include peanuts, soy, lentils, peas and beans. Legumes have been cultivated since the earliest times of agriculture in Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Due to a mutualistic symbiotic relationship between legumes and rhizobia bacteria inhabiting the root nodules of the plant, legumes are able to fix atmospheric nitrogen in the soil. So planting legume means farmers do not have to fertilise their soil as much as they would other plants.

Legumes


Alfalfa
Alfalfa

American Groundnut
American Groundnut

Bambara Groundnut
Bambara Groundnut

Beach Pea
Beach Pea

Black-eyed Pea
Black-eyed Pea

Black Gram
Black Gram

Broad Bean
Broad Bean

Chickpea
Chickpea

Foothill Palo Verde
Foothill Palo Verde

Guar Bean
Guar Bean

Honey Locust
Honey Locust

Honey Mesquite
Honey Mesquite

Hyacinth Bean
Hyacinth Bean

Largebract Indian Breadroot
Largebract Indian Breadroot

Moth Bean
Moth Bean

Mung Bean
Mung Bean

Pacay
Pacay

Pea
Pea

Petai
Petai

Pigeon Pea
Pigeon Pea

Red Bean
Red Bean

Snap Pea
Snap Pea

Snow Pea
Snow Pea

Soybean
Soybean

Strawberry Clover
Strawberry Clover

Sword Bean
Sword Bean

Tamarind
Tamarind

Velvet Bean
Velvet Bean

Water Mimosa
Water Mimosa

White Lupin
White Lupin

Winged Bean
Winged Bean

Yardlong Bean
Yardlong Bean





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