Lathyrus TingitanusTangier Pea
- Class and Order
- Diadelphia Decagynia
- Generic Character
- Stylus planus, supra villosus, superne latior, Cal. laciniæ superiores 2-breviores.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- LATHYRUS tingitanus pedunculis bifloris, cirrhis diphyllis, foliolis alternis lanceolatis glabris, stipulis lunatis. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 663
- LATHYRUS tingitanus, filiquis orobi, flore amplo ruberrimo. Moris, hist. 2. p. 55.
The Tangier Pea, a native of Morocco, cannot boast the agreeable scent, or variety of colours of the sweet Pea; nor does it continue so long in flower; nevertheless there is a richness in the colour of its blossoms, which entitles it to a place in the gardens of the curious, in which it is usually sown in the spring, with other hardy annuals.
It flowers in June and July.