Sweet pea

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    Sweet pea @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Sweet pea @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Sweet pea @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Sweet pea @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Sweet pea @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Sweet pea @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Sweet pea @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Sweet pea @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Sweet pea @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Sweet pea @ Tonogayato Gardens

Basic information

Flower Name
Sweet pea
Formal Name
Lathyrus odoratus
Alias
Sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus
Habitat
Sicily island (Italy)
Morph
Vines/non vines annual plant

Comment

What is Sweet pea

Sweet pea (Sweet pea, scientific name: Lathyrus odoratus) is native to Sicily (Italy), and is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae. A perennial variety is Lathyrus latifolius. Flowers are similar to pea . The leaves are winged compound leaves, but the small leaves leave one pair at the bottom and the others become rolled sweet potato. It is necessary to support the pillars because it is a crawling inertia. The hook is in the shape of a bell and has five split tips. It is mainly admired flowers. Although it is a leguminous plant, beans are not edible, but rather can be harmful and cause spastic paralysis if ingested. The flower is fragrant.

General name: Sweet pea, Scientific name: Lathyrus odoratus, Origin: Sicily Island (Italy), Plant height: 30 (dwarf non-dwarf)- 200 (high sexual fertility) cm, stem: winged, leaf shape: winged compound leaf, but leaving two sheets and becoming curled, phylogeny: alternation, leaflet: oval, flower stem's length: 20 cm, flower diameter: 4 to 5 cm, flower color: peach, red, white, purple, blue, flowering period: year-round (full bloom, April to July),note : All grass poisoning, especially beans are inedible.

Detailed information

Order
Fabales
Family
Fabaceae
Genus
Lathyrus
Species
L. odoratus
Flower language
departure (Feb 15, Mar 15, Mar 20, Jun 09)
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Butterfly
Leaf type
pinnately compound
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
GardenBotanic gardenCt flower・Flower arrangementPot flower
Color
Red, Pink, Blue, Violet, Orange, White
Season
AprMayJunJul
Height
30 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter
4 ~ 5

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