BOT 360F - Families of Vascular Plants
FABACEAE (Faboideae) - Pisum spp.  
Pisum flower by net_efekt Shelling peas - NationalRural image  

Pisum fruits and seeds - Garden peas are often grown in home gardens for their fruit (eaten whole, unripe, as shown below) or for their seeds.

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Pisum flower - Garden peas (Pisum sativum L.) were used by Gregor Mendel in his experiments that led, belatedly, to the modern understanding of genetics.

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Pea pods - Identifruit image  

 


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