Definition of Flat pea
1. Noun. Evergreen shrub having almost heart-shaped foliage and bright yellow pea-like flowers followed by flat pods with flat wings; Australia and Tasmania.
Group relationships: Genus Platylobium, Platylobium
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
2. Noun. European perennial with mottled flowers of purple and pink; sometimes cultivated for fodder or as green manure.
Group relationships: Genus Lathyrus, Lathyrus
Generic synonyms: Everlasting Pea
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Literary usage of Flat pea
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1. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"The flat pea has nowhere in America attained any definite status as a field crop, but where a long-lived perennial legume is needed in the Northern States, ..."
2. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"At several of the American stations the flat pea is now under investigation, and preliminary reports have been made by the Michigan, Virginia, California, ..."
3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1812)
"Orange Flat-pea. Nat. of New South Wales. Introd. 1790, by the Right Hon. ... Triangular-leaved Flat-pea. Nat. ot Van Diemen's Island. ..."
4. Forage Crops Other Than Grasses: How to Cultivate, Harvest and Use Them by Thomas Shaw (1899)
"THE flat pea. The flat pea (Lathyrus sylvestris) is a legume. ... The flat pea is certainly a hardy plant. When once established it will endure much drouth. ..."
5. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1900)
"The flat pea is a perennial, legume, and is a native of Eastern Europe and ... Some of the Northern seedsmen have made extravagant claims for the flat pea. ..."