Trigonella L.

From the Latin meaning little triangle.

Annual herbs, sometimes strongly aromatic. Leaves of 3 pinnately arranged, toothed leaflets; stipules joined to the leaf stalk. Flowers in heads, rarely solitary, yellow, blue or white. Stamens 10, 9 united, 1 free. Fruit pod with a beak, sometimes indehiscent.

About 80 species from Eurasia, S Africa and Australia.


Annual herb; leaflets 3, pinnately arranged and with toothed margins.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Trigonella foenum-graecum L.