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

Holly L. Gorton via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by hlgorton from smcm.edu)
Mon Mar 19 19:36:07 EST 2007


Hi Monique - This looks like Vicia faba to me -

-Holly Gorton
Dr. Holly L. Gorton
Department of Biology
St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd.
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001

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On Mar 19, 2007, at 5:13 PM, monique wrote:

> 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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