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Pea / Bean Family
8 species
False Indigo
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Pea / Bean family)
Genus: Amorpha
Species: Fruticosa
Kingdom: Plantae
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Updated June 10 2010
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Perennial shrub - also known as Indigobush, River Locust -
native to North America
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kentucky Coffeetree
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Pea / Bean family)
Genus: Gymnocladus
Species: Dioicus
Kingdom: Plantae
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Updated January 11 2016
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Perennial tree - dioecious - some sources place it in the
Cassia family (Caesalpiniaceae) - native to eastern North
America
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Eastern Redbud
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Pea / Bean family)
Genus: Cercis
Species: Canadensis
Kingdom: Plantae
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Updated September 18 2013
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Perennial tree / shrub - some sources place it in the Cassia
family (Caesalpinioideae) - also known as Judas tree - the
flowers appear before the leaves - native to eastern North
America
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Black Locust
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Pea / Bean family)
Genus: Robinia
Species: Pseudoacacia
Kingdom: Plantae
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Updated January 1 2014
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Perennial tree - also known as False Acacia, Robinia -
compound leaf has 7 to 19 leaflets including a terminal
leaflet (
odd pinnate) - native to the United States
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
False Indigo - flower approx. 5 mm - flower cluster to 15 cm - fruit approx. 7 mm - leaflets approx. 3 cm - height to 5 m - East Point Park - June 2010
Kentucky Coffeetree - flower approx. 1 cm - fruit to 20 cm - bi-pinnately compound leaves to 1 m - height to 25 m - Toronto Islands - October 2012
Eastern Redbud - flower approx. 1 cm - fruit to 10 cm - leaves to 13 cm - height to 8 m - Samuel Smith Park - May 2013
Black Locust - flower approx. 2 cm - fruit to 10 cm - leaflet to 5 cm - pinnately compound leaf to 30 cm - height to 25 m - Samuel Smith Park - September 2010
Siberian Pea
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Pea / Bean family)
Genus: Caragana
Species: Arborescens
Kingdom: Plantae
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Updated May 22 2015
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Perennial tree / shrub - also known as Siberian Pea-tree or
Pea-shrub - 8 to 12 leaflets per leaf - native to eastern Asia
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Siberian Pea - flower approx. 2 cm - fruit to 5 cm - leaflet to 2.5 cm - pinnately compound leaf to 8 cm - height to 6 m - Kortright Centre for Conservation - May 2015
Golden Chain
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Pea / Bean family)
Genus: Laburnum
Species: Anagyroides
Kingdom: Plantae
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Updated May 22 2015
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Perennial tree - common cultivar in Canada is Watereri (L.
anagyroides x L. alpinum) - native to Europe
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Golden Chain - flower approx. 2 cm - raceme to 20 cm - fruit to 5 cm - compound leaf to 5 cm - height to 6 m - Queen's Park - May 2011
Thornless Honey Locust
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Pea / Bean family)
Genus: Gleditsia
Species: Triacanthos
Kingdom: Plantae
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Updated February 29 2016
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Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Thornless Honey Locust - flower approx. 5 mm - fruit to 40 cm - leaflet to 4 cm - compound leaf to 20 cm - height to 30 m - Queen's Park - September 2015
Variety: Inermis
Perennial tree / shrub - pinnately compound leaf has 14 to
30 leaflets without a terminal leaflet (
even pinnate) - leaf
may also be
bi-pinnate - uncultivated Honey Locusts (G.
triacanthos) have large thorns on branches and trunk -
native to the United States and Ontario
Japanese Pagoda
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Pea / Bean family)
Genus: Styphnolobium (formerly Sophora)
Species: Japonicum
Kingdom: Plantae
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Updated January 1 2016
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Perennial tree - also known as Chinese Scholar, Sophora
Japonica - native to China
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Japanes Pagoda - flower approx. 1 cm - raceme to 15 cm - fruit to 10 cm - compound leaf to 25 cm - height to 20 m - York University (Glendon Campus) - August 2015