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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The inflorescence holds a single pea flower 1 to 1. Lathyrus cicera – L. Archived from the original xls on Retrieved from ” https: Closely related to L.

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This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras.


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Species categorized as Least Concern LC. This is one pea species known to cause lathyrism ; nevertheless, as cicerchia it figured among the comestibles enjoyed by the fortunate Milanese, listed at length by Bonvesin de la Riva in his “Marvels of Milan” 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 their nitrogen. GPS co-ordinates are latyrus welcomed! Please answer these simple questions: Species categorized as Near Threatened NT.

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Wild Plants of Malta & Gozo – Plant: Lathyrus cicera (Chickling Vetch)

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Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. An easily grown plant, succeeding in any moderately good garden soil but preferring a position in full sun[]. A taxon is Vulnerable VU when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

It cannot grow in the shade. Great caution is advised.

Species categorized as Endangered EN. This will help to cover some expenses needed to maintain the website and its further development.

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The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Insects.