Lathyrus sativus

Blue Vetchling Pea
#495 Blue Vetchling Pea
NO SEED. “One of the earliest cultivated peas, dates from 7000BC! A common vegetable then which was valuable in dry areas both as a fodder crop and as a pea substitute in times of drought. The seeds are slightly toxic however, if eaten in quantity.” Grown by Lynley Anderson for more than 10 years (prior 2003): “Small sky blue flowers with light crimson centre. Low growing, twining habit. A bit untidy in growth but beautiful flowers. Easy to grow. Trailing ornamental. Good for baskets or trailing down from raised beds.”