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Flat Pea

Flat Pea Basics

Grows LikeVine, Forb/herb
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeIntroduced to U.S.

Flat Pea Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioLow
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit Seed ColorBlack
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateModerate
Height Mature feet2.2
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassNo
Nitrogen FixationHigh
Resprout AbilityNo
DecumbentDecumbent
ToxicityModerate

Flat Pea Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceHigh
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days (Minimum)140
pH Minimum5
pH Maximum7.8
Precipitation Minimum30
Precipitation Maximum55
Root Depth (Minimum inches)12
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-38

Flat Pea Reproduction

Bloom PeriodEarly Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsSummer
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound8000
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Flat Pea Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalHigh
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalMedium
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Flat Pea

Flat Pea grows like a Vine, Forb/herb. Flat Pea is an Perennial. Flat Pea is Introduced to U.S.. Spring and Summer is when Flat Pea is actively growing. Flat Pea has a Slow growth rate after harvest. Flat Pea is not an allelopath. Flat Pea has a Low C:N Ratio. Flat Pea has a coppice potential of No. Flat Pea is not fall conspicuous. Flat Pea has a Purple colored flower. Flat Pea has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Flat Pea has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Flat Pea has a Porous foliage porosity. Flat Pea has a Medium foliage texture. Seeds of Flat Pea are Black. Seeds of Flat Pea are No conspicuous. Flat Pea grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of Flat Pea is Moderate. The mature height of Flat Pea is 2.2 feet. The lifespan of Flat Pea is Long. The shape and orientation of Flat Pea is Decumbent. Flat Pea is adapted to coarse textured soils. Flat Pea is adapted to fine textured soils. Flat Pea is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Flat Pea is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Flat Pea is High. Flat Pea does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Flat Pea is High. Flat Pea requires a minimum of 140 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Flat Pea is 5. The maximum pH of Flat Pea is 7.8. The minimum Precipitation that Flat Pea requires is 30. The maximum Precipitation that Flat Pea can handle is 55. The minimum root depth of Flat Pea is 12 inches. The salininty tolerance of Flat Pea is None. The shade tolerance of Flat Pea is Tolerant. The shade tolerance of Flat Pea is Tolerant. The minimum temperature that Flat Pea requires is -38. The bloom period of Flat Pea is Early Summer. The commerical availability of Flat Pea is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Flat Pea is Medium. The fruit seed period of Flat Pea begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Flat Pea ends Summer. The fruit seed persistance of Flat Pea is No. Flat Pea is not propagated by bare roots. Flat Pea is not propagated by bulbs. Flat Pea is not propagated by container. Flat Pea is not propagated by corms. Flat Pea is not propagated by cuttings. Flat Pea is propagated by seed. Flat Pea is not propagated by sod. Flat Pea is not propagated by sprig. Flat Pea is not propagated by tubers. Flat Pea can generally yield 8000 seeds per pound of seeds. Flat Pea has a Slow seed spread rate. Flat Pea has a Low seedling vigor. Flat Pea has a Low seedling vigor. Flat Pea does not have a small grain. Flat Pea has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Flat Pea does not have a berry/nut seed product. Flat Pea is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Flat Pea makes a good fodder product. Flat Pea does not make a good fuel wood product. Flat Pea does not make a good lumber product. Flat Pea does not make a naval store product. Flat Pea is not palatable to browse animals. Flat Pea is not palatable to grazing animals. Flat Pea is not palatable to humans. Flat Pea does not make a pulpwood product. Flat Pea does not make a veneer product. Flat Pea is of the category, Dicot.
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