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Lathyrus cicera

Gesse chiche
Red Pea

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

20-80 cm

Description

A hairless plant with winged stems, growing in sunny, grassy roadsides.

The pods are used as animal fodder.

Flowers

The flowers are solitary on long stalks, in various shades of red.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. 2 linear to long, wider in the middle, pointed blades, 3-6 cm long with branched, curling tendrils.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: smooth, 20-40 mm long.

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