Lathyrus aphaca L. (Syn: Orobus aphaca (L.) Doll);
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Jangli Matar; Patedwa;
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Annual, prostrate herb with slender, branched stem. Stipules in pairs, appressed to stem, leaf-like, mucronate or subacute at apex, hastate at base, 2.5 x 4 cm. Leaves reduced to tendrils. Flowers 1-2, on a long peduncle, creamy- or pale-yellow. Pods linear-oblong, 2.5-5 cm long, 4-6-seeded, beaked, glabrous.
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common in cultivated or fallow fields in the our area (Haryana).
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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Lathyrus aphaca L. Sp Pl 729:
Lathyrus aphaca L. Sp Pl 729 from Panipat


So this lathyrus has large WIDE.. leaves!!!



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This is Lathyrus aphaca Linn., Sp. Pl. 729; known as Jangli Matar.
Annual, prostrate herb with slender, branched stem. Stipules in pairs, appressed to stem, leaf-like, mucronate or subacute at apex, hastate at base, 2.5 x 4 cm. Leaves reduced to tendrils. Flowers 1-2, on a long peduncle, creamy- or pale-yellow. Pods linear-oblong, 2.5-5 cm long, 4-6-seeded, beaked, glabrous.
This species is very common in cultivated or fallow fields in the our area (Haryana).
Photographed in January 2012, from my villlage in Kaithal, Haryana

Yes … Nice photographs



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fabaceae for id, rishikesh, mm2 08042014 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
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about twelve inches high
the flowers were about a centimeter and pale yellow
growing on the banks of ganges
a few kilometers from rishikesh
second week of march

This is Lathyrus aphaca.. a common spring weed from the area…


Many thanks for this Id. … also suggested this


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AKMAR2015 01/01 ID for this Pisum like herb please. : 4 posts by 3 authors. No images seen now.
Found growing in the lawns and roadsides of FRI, Dehradun.


Please ignore the fruit photo, That belongs to a Vicia sp. Sorry !


Lathyrus aphaca, a common weed with leafy stipules and whole leaf modified into tendril.


Nice images … Lathyrus aphaca as told by …



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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Lathyrus aphaca:: Kaithal :: NS OCT 78/78 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Please find pics of this winter herb recorded from wheat field margins… Lathyrus aphaca …

Lathyrus aphaca Linn., Sp. Pl. 729, 1753
Jangli Mattar
Annual, prostrate herb; stem slender, branched; Stipules leaf-like, in pairs, appressed to stem, mucronate or subacute at apex, hastate at base, up to 4 cm long; leaves reduced to tendrils; Flowers 1-2, on a long peduncle, creamy- or pale-yellow, pea-like. Pods linear-oblong, 2.5-5 cm long, 4-6-seeded, beaked, glabrous. Common in fields
Photographed from Near Tikar Tal Lake in Morni, Haryana

Beautiful leaves, …  Looking through subject lines of your posts, most of them are new for me. Many thanks for sharing so many new plants.


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140312::Merrut::Sl. No.-3:

Date/Time- 11th March, 2012

Location- Place- Merrut, Uttar Pradesh

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- Shrub/Herb

Common name- Patedwa

Link- http://www.projectnoah.org/​spottings/9454537


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Need ID: off-white legume – later winter: 2 images.
Bhopal – Black soil

13/3/2022


Lathyrus aphaca L. ! However, prefer habitat, leaf and flower close ups for better ID as suggested earlier !



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