Pigeon Pea

Scientific Name: 
Cajanus cajan
Family Name: 
Fabaceae
Place of Origin: 
India
Plant Description: 
An bushy shrub which can make a good hedge and lives for approximately 5 years. Produces pods with 5 or so peas inside.
Plant Use: 
Edible
Animal Fodder
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Fuel
Of Interest: 
A great food crop which is a good source of protein, peas can be eaten fresh or dried. The leaves, flowers and seeds are all wonderful animal fodder, bees love the flowers and the wood can be used as firewood.
Plant Type: 
Legume
Climate: 
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical

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