Nitrogen Fixers

TREES

Acacia (Many varieties, sizes, and characteristics; some are invasive)

Chachafruto (Erythrina Edulis)

Chipilin (Crotolaria Longirostrata)

Gliricidea (invasive)  –Animal fodder; living fence

Goumi –Edible fruit (may do better further north)

Ice Cream Bean –Edible fruit; drought tolerant

Leucaena (invasive) —Windbreak; Firebreak; Living Fence; Soil Erosion; Animal Fodder; Fuel (Wood); Edible young leaves and seeds; Seeds used to make necklaces

 Mimosa family

Sesbania Grandiflora (invasive):  Edible leaves, seedpods, and flowers; Animal Fodder; Support for climbing plants (cast little shade); Full sun; 3 – 15 ft tall;

tamarind_tree

Tamarind:  Edible fruit (pod) ; Evergreen; Shade Tree; Full Sun

 

BEANS

(Summer Annuals)

Velvet Bean

LabLab Bean

Winged Bean

Long Bean

Jack Bean  (Vining)

Winter Annuals:

Bush Beans

Lima Beans

PEAS

Short term perennials:

Pigeon Pea (bush)

Butterfly Pea (Vine)

Summer Annuals:

Cow Pea (Black eyed Pea)

Iron Clay Pea (Vine)

Winter Annuals:

Snap Pea

Snow Pea

WATER PLANT

Azolla

GROUND COVERS

Perennial Peanut

Black Medic

 

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