LATHYRUS COUSINS OF THE SWEET PEA

Author(s): NORTON SYLVIA

Climbers

The genus Lathyrus contains over 160 species as well as numerous subspecies and varieties. One of these, L. odoratus, the sweet pea is known by everyone, has a large number of books devoted to its cultivation and its own Society dating from the beginning of the 20th century. A dozen or more species were featured in Curtis' Botanical Magazine from 1788, but few others are seen in general cultivation today. The aim of this booklet written by National Plant Collection holder Sylvia Norton, is to introduce some unknown or little known species which are well worth growing, to differentiate between species whose names have become confused and to encourage gardeners to grow a wider range of species from this attractive genus. See www.plantheritage.com

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Preface; Introduction; Cultivation Notes; Nomenclature Notes; Descriptions of Lathyrus species; Herbaceous Perennials; Annual Climbers; Old World Perennial Climbers; New World Perennial Climbers; Mat formers and carpeters; Oddities; Glossary; Bibliography; Line Drawings

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  • : 9780951862346
  • : NCCPG
  • : NCCPG
  • : 210mm X mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 33ill.(29col.).
  • : NORTON SYLVIA
  • : P
  • : Howard Rice
  • : 583.322
  • : 30