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Lathyrus odoratus

Lathyrus odoratus L.

 

Sweet Pea

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusLathyrusFrom Greek lathyros, an old name for “pea”
SpeciesodoratusFrom odorata, “fragrant,” or “sweet-smelling”

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Lathyrus odoratus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 23 Jun 2010.

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Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea)

6/20/2010 · Blue Hill Reservation, Milford, MA
≈ 4½ × 6" (11 × 14 cm)

Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea)

6/20/2010 · Blue Hill Reservation, Milford, MA
≈ 18 × 16" (46 × 41 cm)

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