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Scientific Name: Lathyrus odoratus
Pronunciation: LATH-ih-rus oh-dore-AY-tus
Common Name: sweet pea
Family Name: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Stems winged and end in tendrils; leaves pinnately compared with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures; flowers highly fragrant and now come in many colours, 2–3.5 cm wide.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Summer interest, Urban agriculture (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google
sweet pea
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate, Rounded

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Purple, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Legume
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Organ Modifications: Root nodules (N-fixing), Tendrils

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Mildew, Virus, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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