Grass Peas (Horse Lentils) look like large angular grey green lentils. The plants are pretty with their finely divided leaves and blue flowers. Cook like a dry pea. However, eaten in large quantities the neurotoxin present can be harmful, causing Lathyrism (paralysis of lower extremities). Main purpose is as a nitrogen fixing plant for soil health.Other Pulse/Legume Crops / Lathyrus
This is a more recent selection of Lathyrus sativus. Blond Grass Pea has blond seeds and white flowers and was selected for human consumption to contain less of the neurotoxin.
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Greenfix is another recent selection of Lathyrus sativus and has darker, sometimes speckled seeds, and a mixture of blue and pink flowers. It is used as a green manure in very dry areas.Other Pulse/Legume Crops / Lathyrus