There are many variations but mostly they are characterized by the fruit, a pod, known as a Legume.
The largest subfamily has a flower made up of five petals; a ‘banner’ petal, two wing petals, and two petals partially fused together to form a boat-shaped keel. The keel encloses the stamens, which are not visible externally.
They often have with pinnate leaves
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