A picture of a Wild pea

Wild pea

Lathyrus sylvestris

Also known as

Narrow-leaved everlasting pea

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

30cm

1m

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Wild pea Overview

This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Climbing, broadly winged. ROOT: Fibrous with tiny nodules. HAIRS: Absent STIPULES: Up to 2cm, slender, pointed, narrow basal lobe. LEAF-STALK: Shorter than leaflets. BRACTS: Small, pointed. FLOWER STALK: Shorter than flower. SEPALS: 5, unequal, bases joined, teeth shorter than tube. PETALS: 5, lowest pair joined, side pair overlap lower. STAMENS: 10, 9 joined at base. STIGMA: 1, style curved, hairy. OVARY: 1, 1-celled SEEDS: 8-14, globular, rough.

Common problems with Wild pea

How to propagate Wild pea

Seed

By seed the annuals (soaked before sowing) in early spring or early autumn, perennials by seed in autumn.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of Wild pea

Wildflower/meadow