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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lathyrus odoratus   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus odoratus   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Pea


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JK Marlow    jkm0406a_17

June    York County    SC

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

['Cupani'] Similar to L. latifolius, but has very few flowers per raceme, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lathyrus odoratus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lathyrus odoratus   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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799

Herbaceous vine; Forb
Annual

Non-native: southern Europe

Habitat: Cultivated, and occasionally persisting, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 2 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Purplish-red/ Purple
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate-to-somewhat-turbinate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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