Glycine max Merrill syn. Glycine soja Sieb. & Zucc.; Soja max
Though out India
Up to 1500ft.
Plant Average Height
Glycine max an annual with erect or climbing stem, reaching a height of 1½ – 2ft densely clothed with hairs; leaves trifoliolate, ovate-lanceolate, long-petioled; flowers small, inonspicuous, borne on short axillary racemes, white or purple to reddish purple, normally self-pollinated; pods 1½ - 2 inches long in clusters of 3 - 5 densely hairy, sub-torulose, containing 2-4 seeds; seeds elliptical with long hilum, compressed. The plant is nitrogen fixer.