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Perennial Pea

Perennial Pea Basics

Grows LikeVine, Forb/herb
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeIntroduced to U.S.
PLANTS Invasive StatusSWSS, WSWS

Perennial 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 SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateModerate
Height Mature feet2
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassNo
Nitrogen FixationMedium
Resprout AbilityNo
DecumbentDecumbent
ToxicityModerate

Perennial Pea Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceHigh
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days (Minimum)140
pH Minimum5.8
pH Maximum7.5
Precipitation Minimum26
Precipitation Maximum60
Root Depth (Minimum inches)12
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-38

Perennial Pea Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Spring
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceLow
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

Perennial Pea Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalLow
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalLow
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Perennial Pea

Perennial Pea grows like a Vine, Forb/herb. Perennial Pea is an Perennial. Perennial Pea is Introduced to U.S.. Perennial Pea has a PLANTS Invasive Status of: SWSS, WSWS. Spring and Summer is when Perennial Pea is actively growing. Perennial Pea has a Slow growth rate after harvest. Perennial Pea is not an allelopath. Perennial Pea has a Low C:N Ratio. Perennial Pea has a coppice potential of No. Perennial Pea is not fall conspicuous. Perennial Pea has a Purple colored flower. Perennial Pea has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Perennial Pea has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Perennial Pea has a Porous foliage porosity. Perennial Pea has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Perennial Pea are Brown. Seeds of Perennial Pea are No conspicuous. Perennial Pea grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of Perennial Pea is Moderate. The mature height of Perennial Pea is 2 feet. The lifespan of Perennial Pea is Long. The shape and orientation of Perennial Pea is Decumbent. Perennial Pea is adapted to coarse textured soils. Perennial Pea is not adapted to fine textured soils. Perennial Pea is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Perennial Pea is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Perennial Pea is High. Perennial Pea does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Perennial Pea is High. Perennial Pea requires a minimum of 140 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Perennial Pea is 5.8. The maximum pH of Perennial Pea is 7.5. The minimum Precipitation that Perennial Pea requires is 26. The maximum Precipitation that Perennial Pea can handle is 60. The minimum root depth of Perennial Pea is 12 inches. The salininty tolerance of Perennial Pea is None. The shade tolerance of Perennial Pea is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Perennial Pea is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Perennial Pea requires is -38. The bloom period of Perennial Pea is Late Spring. The commerical availability of Perennial Pea is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Perennial Pea is Low. The fruit seed period of Perennial Pea begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Perennial Pea ends Summer. The fruit seed persistance of Perennial Pea is No. Perennial Pea is not propagated by bare roots. Perennial Pea is not propagated by bulbs. Perennial Pea is not propagated by container. Perennial Pea is not propagated by corms. Perennial Pea is not propagated by cuttings. Perennial Pea is propagated by seed. Perennial Pea is not propagated by sod. Perennial Pea is not propagated by sprig. Perennial Pea is not propagated by tubers. Perennial Pea can generally yield 8000 seeds per pound of seeds. Perennial Pea has a Slow seed spread rate. Perennial Pea has a Low seedling vigor. Perennial Pea has a Low seedling vigor. Perennial Pea does not have a small grain. Perennial Pea has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Perennial Pea does not have a berry/nut seed product. Perennial Pea is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Perennial Pea does not make a good fodder product. Perennial Pea does not make a good fuel wood product. Perennial Pea does not make a good lumber product. Perennial Pea does not make a naval store product. Perennial Pea is not palatable to browse animals. Perennial Pea is not palatable to grazing animals. Perennial Pea is not palatable to humans. Perennial Pea does not make a pulpwood product. Perennial Pea does not make a veneer product. Perennial Pea is of the category, Dicot.
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