Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus
Herb: Sweet Pea
Latin name: Lathyrus odoratus
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
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.