The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed pod of the pod fruit pisum sativum. The botanical name of blue butterfly pea plant is clitoria ternatea.
It is a cool season crop.
Pea plant flower. At the center of the flower you will find the pistil and stamens the female and male. Plants of the pea family previously known as the legume family. Botanically pea pods are fruit since they contain seeds and develop from the ovary of a flower.
The stigma is part of the pistil the female structure that produces female gametes and guides the pollen grains to them. The flowers of this vine were imagined to have the shape of human female genitals hence the latin name of the genus clitoria from clitoris. Sweet pea delicate pleasures here are sweet peas on tip toe for a flight.
Generally speaking plant peas as soon as the ground thaws and can be worked in the spring even if more snow is in the forecast. Each pod contains several peas which can be green or yellow. When to plant peas.
Clitoria ternatea commonly known as asian pigeonwings bluebellvine blue pea butterfly pea cordofan pea and darwin pea is a plant species belonging to the family fabaceae. In india it is revered as a holy flower used in daily puja rituals. If you d like to add this flower to your garden grab your gardening gloves and a few seeds to get started.
This plant has been used in ayurveda for many years for treating many neurological problems like depression anxiety and for improving memory. Flowers are the reproductive organs of plants. The plant is a climber and it belongs to the family fabacea and genus clitoria.
The plant is self pollinating which results in the pea pods forming after the flowers die off. It s a particularly hardy plant and can adapt to most environments as long as the weather is warm enough. The odor of the sweet pea is so offensive to flies that it will drive them out of a sick room though not in the slightest degree disagreeable to the patient a tip from the 1899 old farmer s almanac.
Fertilization when the plant is pollinated fertilization begins by the pollen reaching the ovary seed which creates a protective covering the pod for new seeds peas which swell up and grow inside the pod. Blue butterfly pea plant. The anther is part of the stamen the male structure that produces male gametes pollen.
For a more measured approach plan to sow seeds outdoors 4 to 6 weeks before your last spring frost date when soil temperatures reach at least 45 f 7 c. Sativum is an annual plant with a life cycle of one year. Sweet peas are one of the april birth flowers.
Legumes are one of the largest families of flowering plants so pea plants produce flowers which in turn develop into peas. These are irregular flowers with 5 petals forming a distinctive banner wings and keel as shown in the illustration. The species name is thought to derive from the island of ternate in the indonesian archipelago from where.
Leguminosae if you have seen a pea or bean blossom in the garden then you will be able to recognize members of the pea family. Each pea plant flower has both male and female parts. The name is also used to describe other edible seeds from the fabaceae such as the pigeon pea the cowpea and the seeds from several species of lathyrus.
Pea plants have five petals arranged in a distinct shape with a broad banner at the top and smaller wings and keels at the bottom. The butterfly pea flower produces bright purple blooms that can add a pop of color to any garden porch or window.