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Are sweet peas edible?
Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020
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Correspondingly, what happens if you eat sweet peas?
Sweet Pea Toxicity. The seeds of sweet peas are mildly poisonous containing lathyrogens that, if ingested, in large quantities can cause a condition called Lathyrus. This is generally seen to occur after famines where the seed is often the only source of nutrition for extended periods of time.
are sweet peas edible for dogs? Any of these plants can be considered toxic to your dog, cat, or other small animals. Although they sound like they should be edible, sweet pea plants are not food. As a matter of fact, they contain the toxic chemical called aminoproprionitrile, which causes musculoskeletal and central nervous system problems.
Similarly, you may ask, can we eat sweet peas?
Sweet peas will keep flowering if you pick the flowers regularly - a good excuse to have some beautiful flowers in your home. Remember- sweet pea seed pods look similar to edible pea pods but they are poisonous and must not be eaten.
What eats sweet peas?
Aphids. The black bean aphid as well as the light green foxglove aphid, green peach aphid and potato aphid prey on sweet peas, piercing stems and leaves to extract the plant fluids.