|In Britain the family Fabaceae (Pea family) are dicotyledons, with flower petals present and free. The ovary is superior.Leaves are usually pinnate or trifoliate, may be reduced to spies in shrubs. Stipules are usually large and leafy.
Flowers are distinctly zygomorphic with 5 petals, a standard, 2 x wing and keel (2 fused)
Stamens 10 often joined into tube.
Genera eg. Ulex, Ononis, Trifolium, Vicia, Lathyrus, Medicago