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FABOIDEAE (vetches, peas and beans)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Subfamily)

Astragalus danicus Retz. (Purple Milk-vetch)
Astragalus glycyphyllos L. (Wild Liquorice)
Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link (Broom) Species 2 subtaxa  
Cytisus scoparius subsp. maritimus (Rouy) Heywood (Prostrate Broom)
Plant - growing among rocks
Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius (L.) Link (Broom)
Dioclea reflexa (Sea Purse)
Bean - close-up
Species   1 ident refs
Dorycnium hirsutum (L.) Ser. (Canary Clover) Species    
Galega officinalis L. (Goat's-rue)
Flower heads - white
Genista L. (a genus of brooms)
Genista aetnensis (Mount Etna Broom), eg: Genista aetnensis (Mount Etna Broom) - Flowers Genista anglica (Petty Whin), eg: Genista anglica var. anglica (Petty Whin) - Flowering shoot Genista pilosa (Hairy Greenweed), eg: Genista pilosa (Hairy Greenweed) - Shoots - close-up Genista tinctoria (Dyer's Greenweed), eg: Genista tinctoria subsp. littoralis (a dyer's greenweed) - Plant with flowers - in situ
Genus 5 subtaxa  
Hippocrepis comosa L. (Horseshoe Vetch)
Flowers - close-up
Laburnum Fabr. (laburnums) Genus   1 ident refs
Lathyrus L. (peas)
Lathyrus aphaca (Yellow Vetchling), eg: Lathyrus aphaca (Yellow Vetchling) - Flowering shoot - close-up Lathyrus japonicus (Sea Pea), eg: Lathyrus japonicus subsp. maritimus (Sea Pea) - Flowers and unripe pods Lathyrus latifolius (Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea), eg: Lathyrus latifolius (Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea) - Plant - vegetative parts Lathyrus linifolius (Bitter-vetches), eg: Lathyrus linifolius var. montanus (Bitter-vetch) - Leaf and flowers - close-up Lathyrus nissolia (Grass Vetchling), eg: Lathyrus nissolia (Grass Vetchling) - Plant Lathyrus pratensis (Meadow Vetchling), eg: Lathyrus pratensis (Meadow Vetchling) - Plant Lathyrus sylvestris (Narrow-leaved Everlasting-pea), eg: Lathyrus sylvestris (Narrow-leaved Everlasting-pea) - Plant - in situ Lathyrus tuberosus (Tuberous Pea), eg: Lathyrus tuberosus (Tuberous Pea) - Flowers, leaves and fruits
Genus 8 subtaxa 1 ident refs
Lotus corniculatus L. (Common Bird's-foot-trefoil, Eggs-and-bacon)
Flower buds
Lotus pedunculatus Cav. (Large Bird’S-foot-trefoil, Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil)
Flower buds
Lupinus arboreus Sims (Tree Lupin)
Medicago L. (medicks)
Medicago arabica (Spotted Medick), eg: Medicago arabica (Spotted Medick) - Flower Medicago lupulina (Black Medick), eg: Medicago lupulina (Black Medick) - Leaf and flower Medicago minima (Bur Medick), eg: Medicago minima (Bur Medick) - Plant - in situ Medicago polymorpha (Toothed Medick), eg: Medicago polymorpha (Toothed Medick) - Seed head - side view Medicago sativa (Lucerne, Medick, Alfalfa), eg: Medicago sativa subsp. sativa (Lucerne, Alfalfa) - Plant
Genus 6 subtaxa 5 ident refs
Melilotus albus Medik. (White Melilot)
Plants growing below wire fence
Melilotus altissimus Thuill. (Tall Melilot)
Ononis L. (restharrows)
Ononis reclinata (Small Restharrow), eg: Ononis reclinata (Small Restharrow) - Flowering shoot - close-up Ononis repens (Common Restharrow), eg: Ononis repens (Common Restharrow) - Plant Ononis spinosa (Spiny Restharrow), eg: Ononis spinosa (Spiny Restharrow) - Plant
Genus 4 subtaxa 1 ident refs
Ornithopus perpusillus L. (Bird’S-foot)
Pisum sativum L. (Garden Pea) Species 1 subtaxon  
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon (Sugar-snap Pea)
Robinia pseudoacacia L. (False Acacia, False-acacia, Locust Tree)
Robinia pseudoacacia
Species 1 subtaxon 1 ident refs
Trifolium L. (clovers)
Trifolium arvense (Hare’S-foot, Hare's-foot Clover), eg: Trifolium arvense (Hare’S-foot, Hare's-foot Clover) - Plant Trifolium campestre (Hop Trefoil), eg: Trifolium campestre (Hop Trefoil) - Flowering shoot Trifolium dubium (Lesser Trefoil), eg: Trifolium dubium (Lesser Trefoil) - Plant Trifolium fragiferum (Strawberry Clover), eg: Trifolium fragiferum (Strawberry Clover) - Flower heads Trifolium glomeratum (Clustered Clover), eg: Trifolium glomeratum (Clustered Clover) - Plant Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover), eg: Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover) - Flower head (Trifolium sp. cult.) (cultivated clovers), eg: Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover) - Flower heads of different ages Trifolium incarnatum (Crimson Clover), eg: Trifolium incarnatum subsp. molinerii (Long-headed Clover) - Plant - in situ Trifolium medium (Zigzag Clover), eg: Trifolium medium (Zigzag Clover) - Flower head Trifolium micranthum (Slender Trefoil), eg: Trifolium micranthum (Slender Trefoil) - Plant Trifolium occidentale (Western Clover), eg: Trifolium occidentale (Western Clover) - In situ Trifolium ornithopodioides (Bird's-foot Clover), eg: Trifolium ornithopodioides (Bird's-foot Clover) - Plant - close-up Trifolium pratense (Red Clover), eg: Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) - Plant Trifolium repens (White Clover, Dutch Clover), eg: Trifolium repens (White Clover, Dutch Clover) - Plant Trifolium scabrum (Rough Clover), eg: Trifolium scabrum (Rough Clover) - Flowers and foliage Trifolium squamosum (Sea Clover), eg: Trifolium squamosum (Sea Clover) - Inflorescences Trifolium striatum (Knotted Clover), eg: Trifolium striatum (Knotted Clover) - Plant in lawn Trifolium strictum (Upright Clover), eg: Trifolium strictum (Upright Clover) - Plant - in situ Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover), eg: Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover) - Leaf and flowers - close-up Trifolium suffocatum (Suffocated Clover), eg: Trifolium suffocatum (Suffocated Clover) - Plant with massed inflorescences
Genus 19 subtaxa 7 ident refs
Ulex L. (gorses)
Ulex europaeus (Gorse, Furze, Whin), eg: Ulex europaeus (Gorse, Furze, Whin) - Plant Ulex gallii (Western Gorse), eg: Ulex gallii (Western Gorse) - Flower - side view Ulex minor (Dwarf Gorse), eg: Ulex minor (Dwarf Gorse) - Flowering shoot and plant
Genus 3 subtaxa 2 ident refs
Vicia L. (vetches)
Vicia bithynica (Bithynian Vetch), eg: Vicia bithynica (Bithynian Vetch) - In situ Vicia cracca (Tufted Vetch), eg: Vicia cracca (Tufted Vetch) - Plant Vicia hirsuta (Hairy Tare), eg: Vicia hirsuta (Hairy Tare) - Plant Vicia lutea (Yellow Vetch, Yellow-vetch), eg: Vicia lutea (Yellow Vetch, Yellow-vetch) - Flower Vicia parviflora (Slender Tare), eg: Vicia parviflora (Slender Tare) - Plants with flowers Vicia sativa (Common Vetch), eg: Vicia sativa subsp. nigra (Narrow-leaved Vetch) - Flower and upper leaf Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch), eg: Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch) - Inflorescence - lateral Vicia sylvatica (Wood Vetch), eg: Vicia sylvatica (Wood Vetch) - Inflorescence - close-up Vicia tetrasperma (Smooth Tare), eg: Vicia tetrasperma (Smooth Tare) - Flower
Genus 10 subtaxa 2 ident refs

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 6 general literature references to FABOIDEAE (vetches, peas and beans)

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Further Information

Formerly known as (synonyms) Leguminosae or Papilionaceae
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