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

William E Williams via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by WEWilliams from smcm.edu)
Mon Mar 19 20:04:37 EST 2007

Looks like Vicia faba (fava bean) to me.


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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William E. Williams <mailto:WEWilliams from smcm.edu>
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Saint Mary's College of Maryland
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