Height: 8-12" (20-30cm) Flowering Time: Spring Flower Colour: Pink ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder) Order: Fabales (Bean Order) Family: Papilionaceae (Pea Family) Genus: Lathyrus (Pea) Species: vernus (spring), alboroseus (pink and white) ____________________________________
Lathyrus vernus is an unusual member of the pea family, in that it is not a bush or climber. It is deciduous, and in spring quickly forms a dense upright clump of bright green pointed pinnate leaves, followed by dense drooping spikes of small pink and white pea flowers. Useful for a shady or woodland spot.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seedpod is a short woody pod.
Seed The seeds are small brown peas. There are several seeds in a seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has narrow divided leaves.
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