(Lotus tetragonolobus) (aka Winged Pea) A legume not related to either
asparagus or peas; most likely from northwest
Africa. Mentioned as early as 1734 by celebrated
gardener and botanist Philip Miller. Beautiful red
flowers on low growing plants that spread laterally
along the ground. Uniquely flavored pods are best
steamed whole when small. Thrives in poor soil.
Edible podded, 60-75 days.
Green Thumb Tip Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors
as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will
germinate in 7-14 days. Trellising is not necessary.