An annual climbing species, which is of value in the garden on account of its unusual greenish yellow flowers.
- name : Lathyrus chloranthus Boiss. 1862
- common name :
- section : Lathyrus
- type : annual herb
- habit : climbing
- distribution : India, central Asia to Turkey
- flowers : acid yellow
- legume : 50 mm, light brown, dehiscent
- seedcount : approximately 18 seeds per gram
Lathyrus chloranthus is an easily grown annual for a sunny position. Seed germinates erratically, but this can be overcome by soaking in warm water. Flowering from midsummer onwards. Seed is available from Owl's Acre Sweet Peas.
Legume & Seeds
Lathyrus chloranthus can be crossed with L. chrysanthus to give a sterile hybrid.