1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume V

Lotus Tetragonolobus

Winged Lotus
Class and Order
Diadelphia Decagynia
Generic Character
Legumen cylindricum strictum. Alæ sursum longitudinaliter conniventes. Cal. tubulosus
LOTUS tetragonolobus leguminibus solitariis membranaceo-quadrangulis, bractæis ovatis. Linn. Syst. Vegetab, p. 691. Ait. Hort. Kew. p. 91
LOTUS ruber siliqua angulosa. Bauh. Pin. 332
LOTUS pulcherrima tetragonolobus. Comm. Hort. 91. t. 26
PISUM quadratum, the crimson-blossom'd or square-codded Pease. Park. Parad. p. 338.

A common annual in our gardens, where it has been long cultivated; is a native of Sicily, and flowers in the open borders in July and August; requires the same management as other hardy annuals.

Miller observes, that it was formerly cultivated as an esculent plant, the green pods being dressed and eaten as peas.

151Lotus Tetragonolobus
Lotus Tetragonolobus
Winged Lotus

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