Taxon  Report   4616 
Lathyrus odoratus  L.
Common sweet pea,  Garden sweet pea, Sweetpea
Lathyrus odoratus
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
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Lathyrus odoratus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lathyrus odoratus
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lathyrus
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MINOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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