Leguminous Plants

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Legumes or Leguminous Plants are plants that are notable because many of them are able to form symbiotic relationships with nitrogen-fixing bacteria in structures called root nodules.

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Nitrogen fixation

Nitrogen fixation is a process by which nitrogen (N2) in the atmosphere is converted into ammonium (NH4). This form of nitrogen is more bio-available for plants to use in their growth.

Commonly Used Leguminous Plants

  • alfalfa
  • clover
  • peas
  • beans

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