All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Sweet Pea; Everlasting Pea</strong>
<em>Lathyrus latifolius*</em> / Pea Family<br>
This pretty non-native pea is found in much of east Tennessee. It is often found on old homesites. It has green pea-like fruits in the fall. This is one of the...
Sweet Pea; Everlasting Pea
Lathyrus latifolius* / Pea Family

This pretty non-native pea is found in much of east Tennessee. It is often found on old homesites. It has green pea-like fruits in the fall. This is one of the plants we had growing on our fence when I was a child. I remember being tempted to eat the seeds, but it's a good thing I didn't --- they are poisonous! The seeds contain glycoside, amine, DABA, ODAP, and phenol and are harmful to not only humans, but sheep, turkeys, rodents, and horses.
Vine
Perennial
Where seen: Oak Ridge, widespread

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