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Bruso, George H.
Lathyrus palustris L.
USDA Symbol: LAPA4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple
AK , CA , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV Canada: NB
, PE USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
BenefitUse Food: EDIBLE PARTS: Peas and very young pods. Collect young pods in early summer and peas slightly later. Do not wash with detergent or sanitizer, only water. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: Seeds. Toxic if ingested in large quantities. Symptoms include Lathyrism: paralysis, slow and weak pulse, shallow breathing, convulsions. Toxic Principle: Amine, phenol, and glycoside. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff