Botanical Name: Fabaceae (pea family)
The garden pea, Pisum sativum, belongs to the Fabaceae or the pea family. These peas grow in pods, which technically make them fruits since they contain seeds and also develop from the pea flower’s ovary.
Pisum sativum is one among the many species of the genus Pisum. Other members of this genus are:
- Wild pea (Pisum elatius)
- Syrian Pea (Pisum syriacum)
- Tawny Pea (Pisum fulvum)
Like most other members of the Fabaceae family, peas are legumes, hence, have nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their root nodules. Historically, peas were used for culinary purposes; today they are grown commercially for the same purpose.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Botanical Name of Pea
What is the botanical name of pea?
The botanical name of garden pea is Pisum sativum, and it belongs to the pea family (Fabaceae).
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