HYPP-A Unité de Malherbologie & Agronomie
Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : lthag

Scientific name: Lathyrus angulatus L.

Synonym(s) of Sc. name:

Classification: Leguminosae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: angular pea

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Eckige Platterbse ; ES : pluma de angel ; FR : gesse anguleuse ; IT : cicerchia angolosa ; PT : cizirão-de-folhas-estreitas ; EN : angular pea ;

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:



- Cotyledons invisible (hypogeal germination).

- Leaves pinnately divided.

Adult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 20-50 cm. Plant glabrous with a developed principal root.

- Stem angular.

- Leaves with 2 very narrow leaflets, the upper ending in a tendril. Stipules lanceolate as long as the stalk.

- Flowers red-blueish, 8-10 mm, solitary on flowering branches as long as the leaf, very slender lengthening in long thin awn. Calyx subequal-toothed, all teeth longer than the calyx-tube. Style straight.

- Fruit : pod lengthened and narrow, about 10 times longer than wide, hairless, tawny when ripe. Seeds nearly as a tube, with small prominent warts.

-Rare in crops.

- Risk of confusion with Lathyrus cicera L.

- Biological type: Annual.

Mistake with: Lathyrus cicera

Ecological profile (click on flags): Spain   Rare     France  Rare     Portugal  Present    

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