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What do wild peas look like?

Wild peas are a climbing vine with small ovate leaves and vibrant magenta, red or purple flowers. Their pale green stems have a flat shape with ribbon-like “wings” on each side and coiled tendrils at the ends. Wild pea plants are entirely edible. The flowers and young tendrils have a sweet grassy vegetal flavor.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, are wild peas poisonous?

Sweet Pea Toxicity. The seeds of sweet peas are mildly poisonous containing lathyrogens that, if ingested, in large quantities can cause a condition called Lathyrus. There is a related species called Lathyrus sativus, which is cultivated for consumption by humans and animals.

Similarly, what are the different kinds of peas? Snow pea Field pea

Just so, are wild sweet pea pods edible?

In broad terms, the genus is commonly known as vetchling or wild pea. Although garden peas, (Pisum sativum) such as English peas, edible podded peas and snow peas are edible, sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are poisonous - especially the flowers and seeds.

Are peas poisonous to dogs?

You can feed your dog fresh, frozen, or thawed peas, but do not give him canned peas. Like many canned vegetables, canned peas typically have a lot of added sodium, which is harmful to dogs (and humans). But be cautious with pods, because they can get stuck in your dog's throat and cause choking.

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