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Peas are contained within a pod
Pease plant: Pisum sativum
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Faimily: Fabaceae
Genus: Pisum
Species: P. sativum
Binomial name
Pisum sativum
  • Lathyrus oleraceus Lam.
  • Pisum arvense L.
  • Pisum biflorum Raf.
  • Pisum elatius M.Bieb.
  • Pisum humile Boiss. & Noe
  • Pisum vulgare Jundz.

The pease is maist commonly the smaw spherical seed or the seed-pod o the pod fruit Pisum sativum.[2] Each pod conteens several peas. Pea pods are botanically fruit,[3] syne thay conteen seeds an developed frae the ovary o a (pease) flouer.


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  1. "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Archived frae the original on 6 November 2018. Retrieved 7 Mairch 2015.
  2. Oxford English Dictionary - Pea
  3. Rogers, Speed (2007). Man and the Biological World Read Books. pp. 169–170. ISBN 978-1-4067-3304-4 retrieved on 2009-04-15.