Lathyrus odoratus L.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Lathyrus odoratus L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 15 Jun 2021'

General Information

Annual herbs, 50-200 cm tall. Stem climbing, much branched, somewhat hairy, winged. Leaves with branched ten­dril at apex; rachis winged; stipules semisagittate; leaflets 1-paired, ovate-oblong or elliptic, 20-60 × 7-30 mm, with pin­nate veins, rarely subparallel veins, margin entire. Raceme longer than leaf, 1-3(or 4)-flowered. Calyx campanulate, equally toothed and longer than tube. Corolla usually purple, or other colors, 20-30 mm. Ovary linear; style twisted. Legume brown-yellow, linear, 5-7 cm, pubescent. Seeds smooth. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.

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    "A wing-stemmed annual with fragrant fls 2–4 cm, occasionally escapes, but apparently does not persist."

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    Annual, stem pubescent, winged. Leaf paripinnately compound, leaflets 2, 2-6 cm long, 7-30 mm broad, elliptical or ovate-oblong. Stipules 1.5-2.5 cm long, semisagittate. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered. Calyx 10-11 mm long, teeth almost equalling the tube. Corolla white, pink, purple, violet or blue in various cultivated forms, 2-3.5 cm long. Fruit 5-7 cm long, 10-12 mm broad, pubescent, 8-seeded.

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    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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