Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus
Foto: botanika.wendys.cz

Herb: Sweet Pea


Latin name: Lathyrus odoratus


Family: Leguminosae



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual Climber


Height:
2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Flovering:
July to
September


Scent:
Scented
Annual Climber

Medicinal use of Sweet Pea:

None known

Known hazards of Lathyrus odoratus:

The seed contains a toxin that is easily extractable in cold water or alcohol. This toxin causes symptoms different to lathyrism (a disease of the nervous system caused by eating the seeds of certain members of this genus). Symptoms include reproduction failure and degenerative arthritis.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.