Lathyrus cicera, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Taxonomic Notes: Lathyrus cicera L. belongs to Lathyrus section and is a secondary wild relative of L. sativus L., the cultivated grass pea (Yunus and Jackson. Reference for: Lathyrus cicera. Source: The PLANTS Database, database ( version ). Acquired: Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA.

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Lathyrus cicera Chickling Vetch, Red pea PFAF Plant Database

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Closely related to L. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Chickling Vetch, Red pea.

Habitats Fields and cultivated places[89]. A taxon is Extinct EX when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. It can fix Nitrogen. For more information about QR Codes click here. The inflorescence holds a single pea flower 1 to 1. Lathyrus cicera is a species of wild pea known by the common names red pea[1] red vetchling lathytus and flatpod peavine.

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Prices reasonable and rated differently according size and resolution. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[]. Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow in early spring in a cold frame[]. Retrieved 23 January A taxon is Endangered EN when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

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We need to more than double the number of wild species plants, animals and fungi assessed. When removing plant remains at the end of the growing season, it is best to only remove the aerial parts of the plant, leaving the roots in the ground to decay and release lathurus nitrogen. All plant pages have their own unique code.

Lathyrus cicera Calflora

They also bear branched, curling tendrils. Please answer these simple questions: The leaves are each latjyrus up of two leaflike linear leaflets 3 to 6 centimeters 1.

Lathyrus cicera – L. It divides species into nine categories: Availability depends on season.


Lathyrus cicera

Use this form to submit more information on this species or report mistakes in this webpage. Please enter your e-mail address and password below. The seed of some species in this genus contain a toxic amino acid that can cause a severe disease of the nervous system known as lathytus if they are eaten in large amounts although small quantities are said to be nutritious [65, 76].

It cannot grow in the shade. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

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It is native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, and it is known from other places as an introduced species. Please view the copyright link for more information. Register for an account To save searches and access a historical view of information you have downloaded you are required to register for an account.

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