Pea, Matar; 

Fruit & Vegetable week- Pisum sativum from Kaithal:
Here is one of the most popular vegetables, which is full bloom these days as this is its flowering and fruiting season.

Pisum sativum:
Photographed this Pea flowers at “Turtuk:” Village, Ladakh.

Bot. name: Pisum sativum
Family: Fabaceae
Date/Time: 18-09-2011 / 05:15PM


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Pisum sativum-PKA13:
Photographed this Pea flowers at “Turtuk:” Village, Ladakh.
Bot. name: Pisum sativum
Family: Fabaceae

A different variety it seems. Different shade of purple… 

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Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon with sometimes red flowers, larger flat edible pods and sweeter seeds. Known as Sweet pea or Snap pea.

very nice. are all sweet pea flowers of this color? i seem to remember lighter pink from my balcony plants of sweet peas

Please read as Sugar pea instead of Sweet pea (which usually refers to Lathyrus odoratus).

yes my mistake too, … I have grown these and eaten them for many years
BUT if the pod is flat its SNOW PEAS, the seeds are minute and not full bodied round as in the regular peas nor like the sugar snap. these flat peas are available widely in groceries esp with high end and chinese groceries, used to saute them in vegetables. Snow peas are different, called The snow pea (Pisum sativum var. saccharatum)  per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_pea
SUGAR SNAP PEAS  are like regular peas, except they are inordinately sweet and the whole pod can be eaten, even raw… a favorite of mine.
Sugar Snap peas came in vogue in about 1975 and have stayed in fashion even now for home gardeners and for specialty growers.  |
then they are available locally.
Wikipedia says its : Snap peas (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon), also known as sugar snap peas, are a cultivar group of edible-podded peas “end quote
And when we went to buy the seeds for the sugar snap peas there were already several varieties available…
and they are stringless i.e. less fibrous, so can be eaten whole
one paper that talks of  the strigyness: http://journal.ashspublications.org/content/117/4/628.full.pdf
and the L. odoratus we grew  sometimes for the cut flowers in the homes and the faint scent that wafted from time to time  in first few hours of bringing them in was indeed sweet… sweet pea of the english gardens and english home hot houses with “stoves” of last century.
ps so which of these peas is it? sugar snap peas with rounded seeds or the flat small attenuated peas called Snow peas
I am asking because your description says flat …


I thought somebody will share the picture of leaflet tendril. Unfortunately I also don’t have any pictures.


flower id…..place–ambala cantt habitat-garden:
Please help me to identify this plant..
Place-Ambala Cantt
Height-About 2 feet

To me this looks like PeaPisum sativum and another upload of the dark purple flowers too.

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please help me to identify this plant
Place-ambala cantt
Height-about 1.5 feet

I think this is Pisum sativum (Family: Fabaceae).

Yes Pisum sativum

Pisum sativum:
Pisum sativum
common name: Matar, Watana
At Ratanwadi, Bhandardara
02 Feb,2013


efloraofindia:”Id 24042013MR2’’ Pisum sativum at Pune : Attachments (2 + 5). 4 posts by 2 authors.
I had sown some seeds of this plant in a pot at my home at Pune in Oct 2012. It developed many tendrils and nice white flowers and green pods. sharing images of the same.

Oh Great!
Widely liked Fabaceae member.
This plant shows interesting botanical characters like foliaceous stipules and the terminal leaflets getting modified into tendril.
Gregor Mendel used this plant for observations which led to the principles of Mendelian genetics, the foundation of modern genetics.


Jan2015sk14 Hooghly – Pisum sativum L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Not in cultivation but can be found a few in other legume field.

Beautiful post. I Can see those leafy stipules and tendrils.

This fruit vegetable is commonly cultivated..
Pisum sativum

This one is the flower of Green peas.
Local Marathi name: Watana.
Scientific name: Pisum sativum.
Fabaceae family (Pea family).
Flowers white with greenish tinge.
Photographed at Aarav village near Mahabaleshwar.

Nice to see “the” flower … of the pea family !!


Photographed this Pea flowers at “Turtuk:” Village, Ladakh.
Bot. name: Pisum sativum
Family: Fabaceae
Date/Time: 18-09-2011 / 05:15PM


Pisum sativum from PUSA, Delhi-GSNOV03/03 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Pisum sativum GP 473, Garden pea photographed from PUSA campus, Delhi


Plant ID 200324_4: 2 images.

Need help with this plant ID.
Bhopal. Black soil.

Pisum sativum L.



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