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Lathyrus tuberosus

Common name tuberous sweet pea
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink
Size vine to 4'
Light sun-part shade

Flowers similar to the perennial pea (L. latifolius that's been living in our garen for years. It will be interesting to see the differences between the species. Already as seedlings, this species sported nice-sized white tubers, which are supposedly edible.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '14 trade. Sandpapered, baggy 70F (58%G, 14-43d). Additional scarification was required beyond the initial sandpaper treatment.

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