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Lathyrus  niger (L.) Bernh.  trib. Vicieae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Lathyrus  niger (L.) Bernh.  trib. Vicieae
SynonymsOrobus niger L. (basionym)
Territory Northern Africa
grassland
Description glabrous, stems angular, leaflets 5-6 pairs, oblong or elliptic, obtuse, mucronate, abaxially glaucous, pedicels 4-8-flowered, calyx lobes triangular, pod linear
Size30-60cm
Colorpurple
Bloomearly spring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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