7/09/2007

Everlasting Pea

(Toledo, OH) The flowers of the Everlasting pea are beautiful, but this is one aggressive weed. I have been yanking these perennial legumes every year, and I have nicknamed them "The Borg" for their ability to seemingly regenerate on a spontaneous basis.

Resistance, it seems, is futile against Lathyrus latifolius, which is also known by the colloquial name of "sweet pea."

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Anonymous Sheryl said...

Well, that's ironic. You consider sweet peas weeds and keep pulling them out and I would love to have a mass of these in my yard (it's too hot where I live in California). We only get these in seed packets and even if I plant them early (Jan.), we usually get a hot spell sometime during their brief growing season and they wither.

1:24 AM  
Blogger Hooda Thunkit said...

"The Borg:" what a concept!

At our (Mom & Dad's) house, we had invasive lilies of the valley that managed to root under our breezeway, footer and all, and make their way to the other side of the 16 ft. pass-through and begin assimilation anew on the other side.

By my estimation, the roots traveled ~26 feet to accomplish the task.

5:38 PM  

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