Grass Vetchling (Pea Vetchling)

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  • Common Name: Grass Vetchling (Pea Vetchling)
  • Latin Name: Lathyrus nissolia
  • Family Name: Fabaceae/Leguminosae
This is a member of the sweet pea family and as a legume is high in protein.  The Lathyrus species, especially the seeds, contain a toxic amino acid which could cause Lathyrism (a serious disease of the nervous system)  in animals, so one to avoid.
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