Blue Sweetpea (Lathyrus sativus)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Fruit: Other: 1 to 2 inch oblong, flat, slightly curved pods containing 3 to 5 seeds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects


Photo gallery:
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-09-05
By Joy
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Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: July
By tabby
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Blue flowers by crawgarden Sep 4, 2017 7:06 AM 21
Widest flower color ranges within a species by Jai_Ganesha Jul 25, 2017 1:34 PM 25
Some recent pics (04/20/2107) by Jai_Ganesha Jun 22, 2017 11:22 PM 2
Favorite Annuals? by vma4922 Jul 22, 2017 4:02 AM 125
2013 - First Wave of Seeds Started by Xeramtheum Apr 6, 2013 8:30 PM 116

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