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Lathyrus sativus

Common Name(s): Grass pea
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 100 to 190 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 16 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Heavy clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Tolerant to extreme drought conditions and to excessive floods. Sensitive to acidity.
Food - vegetable, Poison - mammals, Animal Food - forage
Subtropical, steppe and semi-arid, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Southern/central Europe, Asia Temp, Northern Africa
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