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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Lathyrus L.
Vetchling, wild pea
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Lathyrus
150-200 species, mainly from Europe and the Mediterranean region. In the FSU about 60 species. Most of them are of wide distribution, and many occur in the Caucasus and Crimea. Only a few perennials are endemics and of interest as ornamental plants.

L. mulkak Lipsky

Central Asia (Gissarskiy, Darvazskiy ranges). Stony and debris slopes at 2,000-3,200 m.

Taproot thick, tuber-like. Climbing plant 50-110 cm. Leaves paripinnate with tendril, 10-20 cm x 2-3 cm. Flowering shoots axillary. Flowers bright pink, large, 4 cm diam., in raceme. V - mid spring to early autumn, in St. Petersburg April to September. Fl - June-July. Fr - July-August. P - by seed. Comes into flower the year after sowing. Plant in full sun on well-drained soil. Can grow many years without transplanting. Cultivated since 1910 in St. Petersburg Botanical Garden. Z 4. Poorly known in horticulture. New.

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