Flower NameSweet pea
Formal NameLathyrus odoratus
Alias香豌豆, 麝香連理草, 麝香豌豆, Sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus
HabitatSicily island (Italy)
MorphVines/non vines annual plant
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.
Flower typeZygomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Leaf typepinnately compound
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeGarden Botanic garden Ct flower・Flower arrangement Pot flower
ColorRed, Pink, Blue, Violet, Orange, White
SeasonApr May Jun Jul
Height30 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter4 ~ 5