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Lathyrus


Grass Pea

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.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Blond Grass Pea

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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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Greenfix

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.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Tinga

Tinga has lovely pink “sweet pea” flowers and small dark seeds. The vines are about 4’ long with very slender leaves. The plants are used for forage or for a green manure crop.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
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