[Plant-education] Can someone tell me what sort of pea this is?

monique via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by monique from mail.bio.tamu.edu)
Mon Mar 19 16:13:58 EST 2007


This plant has come up in a compost heap. This heap receives the 
leftover props from a college Economic Botany course, so it might be 
anything.  The foliage looks very much like regular Pisum sativum 
(English pea) foliage, except that so far, there are no tendrils--and 
the plant is over a foot tall.  The leaflets are thin but a little 
rubbery and glaucous.  The flowers are about an inch long, white with 
maroon blotches on the wing petals.  No fruit yet.

http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/tfp/mysterypea.jpg

Thanks,
M. Reed



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