Slobodan Simić lounged on the crude wooden bench in Zasavica Special Nature Reserve’s dining room like the caterpillar from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, holding court and puffing on the quarter-bent Calabash-style briar pipe that dangled delicately from his teeth. Tanned creases ran down his face like tributaries, and his eyes sparkled with mischief.
A legume is a plant in the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family. The seed pods, or fruits, of these plants have 2 seams that run along the length of the pod, with multiple seeds attached to one of the seams, like the pea pod shown here. When the seeds mature, the seams burst open to distribute them. These dried legume seeds are sometimes referred to as pluses.