Pisum sativum

Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
Species:Pisum sativum L.
Common NameChicharo; Common Pea; Field Pea; Garden Pea; Green Pea; Pea
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: serrulate; Leaflet Number: 2; Leaflet Number: 4; Leaflet Number: 5; Leaflet Number: 8; Leaflet Number: 10; Leaflet Number: 12; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Legume; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Ovules per Carpel: 3; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Ovules per Carpel: 5; Ovules per Carpel: 6; Ovules per Carpel: 7; Ovules per Carpel: 8; Ovules per Carpel: 9; Ovules per Carpel: 10; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Pisum arvense Pisum arvense L.
Pisum humile Pisum humile Boiss. & Noe
Pisum sativum subsp. arvense Pisum sativum subsp. arvense (L.) Poiret
Pisum sativum var. arvense Pisum sativum var. arvense (L.) Poir.
Pisum sativum var. humile Pisum sativum var. humile Poir.
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon Ser.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fulton (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Knox (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1999 - 1999

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA014544 Madison Kentucky
Pisum sativum
BEREA014545 Madison Kentucky
Pisum sativum
TENN-V-0132064 Knox Tennessee
Pisum sativum
APSC0098561 Fulton Kentucky
Pisum sativum
31234100444411 Marion Kentucky 03 May 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
Pisum sativum
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