Sweet Pea (Lathyras odoratus)

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SWEET PEA
(Lathyras odoratus)
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Sweet-Pea-flowerSweet Pea Flower

Sweet Pea is a annual flowering climbing plant which grows to nearly 6′ 6″ in height providing there is suitable support. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures helping the sweet pea to climb. The broad 2 to 3.5 cm flowers are purple in the wild plant and the colors vary in the cultivated plants.

Distribution:
While native to the eastern Mediterranean, they are found throughout the world.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Aminoproprionitrite

Clinical Symptoms:
Weakness, lethargy, pacing, head pressing, tremors, seizures and possibly death.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
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