Taxonomy

Lathyrus linifolius | Bitter-vetch | Corra meille

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Woods, riverbanks and heathy or rocky grassland

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Legume forage crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

The sea pea has been recognised as a vegetable since at least the Middle Ages. In more recent times the roots have been used as a subsistence crop in Scotland, either raw or dried. They have also been used for flavouring whiskey.

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