Pea Family (Leguminosae or Fabaceae)
The Pea Family is composed of beans, peas, and clover plants. The majority of plants in this family have irregularly shaped flowers. The flowers are composed of 5 petals (2 lower, 2 side, 1 top). These flowers can be very small and often times bunch together at the top of the plant (i.e.clover). The leaves of plants in the Pea Family are generally alternate and whole. Many Pea Family plants also have leaves with tendrils as well.
Cow Vetch Red Clover
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