Well-known members of the legume family include alfalfa, peas, beans, lentils, soybeans, peanuts, lupin bean, clover, mesquite, carob and tamarind. The legume fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel that opens along a seam on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a pod, although this term also applies to a few other fruit types, such as that of vanilla (a capsule) and of radish (a silique).
Legumes most notable feature is that they generally have a symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their root nodules. It is for that reason, they play a key role in crop rotation.
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