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Everlasting Pea Lathyrus sylvestris

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Everlasting Pea:

Previously known as:

  • Lathyrus grandiflorus
Phonetic Spelling
LATH-ih-rus sil-VESS-tris
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Annual or perennial, herbaceous vines with winged stem; leaves alternate, pinnately divided, each with 2 or more leaflets and a terminal tendril; flowers pea-like in elongated clusters, pink; fruit a flattened pod

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lathyrus
    Species:
    sylvestris
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe to Western Siberia and Caucasus
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Vine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Lathyrism": paralysis, slow and weak pulse, shallow breathing, convulsions
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Seeds