Beans are in the legume family.

Bean

Beans are in the legume family.

An illustration of a complete bean sprout including roots.

Bean Sprout

An illustration of a complete bean sprout including roots.

Showing the various stages of development of a bean plant.

Life cycle of the bean

Showing the various stages of development of a bean plant.

A Hodson Wax Bean plant, well-suited to Florida. It is nearly immune to rust and is a very heavy bearer.

Hodson Wax Beans

A Hodson Wax Bean plant, well-suited to Florida. It is nearly immune to rust and is a very heavy bearer.

Broad bean, or fava bean, seeds are a round or oval shape. There are three to eight seeds per pod. The seed is edible and is frequently used in cooking.

Broad Bean Seed

Broad bean, or fava bean, seeds are a round or oval shape. There are three to eight seeds per pod. The…

"The cocoa, or as it should be written,cacao, tree is an evergreen, and it said to bear some resemblance to a young cherry-tree; the leaves are large and simple, the flowers grow in clusters, the pods are not unlike cucumbers in form, and of a yellowish red color; they contain from twenty to thirty nuts." -Lupton

Cacao Tree

"The cocoa, or as it should be written,cacao, tree is an evergreen, and it said to bear some resemblance…

A species of peas that profusely covered with pods. The pods have one of the sweetest flavors of the varieties.

Rawson's Clipper

A species of peas that profusely covered with pods. The pods have one of the sweetest flavors of the…

Cowpea, China bean, black-eyed pea, and black-eyed bean are all common names of vigna catjang. Botanically it is a bean rather than a pea.

Cowpea

Cowpea, China bean, black-eyed pea, and black-eyed bean are all common names of vigna catjang. Botanically…

Lentile, a species of pulse or bean.

Lentile

Lentile, a species of pulse or bean.

"Nelumbium speciosum. 1. a section of its young carpel; 2. a section of the same when ripened into a bean, and showing the structure of the seed." -Lindley, 1853

Lotus

"Nelumbium speciosum. 1. a section of its young carpel; 2. a section of the same when ripened into a…

A plant pod containing numerous seeds.

Pod

A plant pod containing numerous seeds.

A plant pod containing numerous seeds.

Pod

A plant pod containing numerous seeds.

A plant pod containing numerous seeds.

Pod

A plant pod containing numerous seeds.

A plant pod containing numerous seeds.

Pod

A plant pod containing numerous seeds.

Illustrated is the pod of a legume or bean. The seeds are arranged in rows.

Pod of Legume

Illustrated is the pod of a legume or bean. The seeds are arranged in rows.

Cross-section of a bean seed, showing the cotyledon, plumule, and caulicle.

Bean seed

Cross-section of a bean seed, showing the cotyledon, plumule, and caulicle.

A seedling of the bean.

Seedling

A seedling of the bean.

A more advanced seedling of the bean.

Seedling

A more advanced seedling of the bean.