Fabaceae

Fabaceae plants are critically important plants: they extract nitrogen from air and make it available to other plants through their roots. Species & care.

Snow peas for refreshing meals!

Snow pea is a variety of green pea for which the seed and the pod are eaten together. To savor them until you burst, plant some in your vegetable patch!
Snow pea pods and their contents gathered in a spoon

Lentil, from seed to harvest

Known and renowned for its nutritional properties, lentil is an annual plant that is a cinch to grow in the garden.
Lentil plants growing in a vegetable patch, with pods ready for the harvest

Honey locust, a sweet giant – with massive thorns!

If you’ve got a large garden, go ahead and plant a Gleditsia triacanthos, you’ll savor its cool shade during summer. And, you’ll marvel at the honey locust‘s sweet fall fruit pods in fall and winter.
Honey locust planting and care

Lupine, radiant colors

Lupine is a beautiful perennial that offers particularly abundant and generous blooming.
lupine

Coral tree, ablaze with flowers as leaves have yet to unfurl

The coral tree (Erythrina species) is actually a family of trees with incredible flowers. It’s part of the Fabaceae family. Core Coral tree facts Name – Erythrina Family – Fabaceae Type – shrub Height – 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – rich enough Foliage – deciduous Flowering – May to August Planting coral tree We recommend planting in spring. Refer to our […]
Coral tree, erythrina
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