Information for Lotus tetragonolobus

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1611
Type of plant - annual
Flower: PURPLE-RED, to 19mm.
Fruit: 7cm. legume, 4 winged, pick young (at 4-6cm.)..( ~ 50 days)
Foliage: 3 lfts. obov. 2.5cm. (germin. 2-4 weeks)...~ moist soil
Height in meters: 0.5

Synonyms (alternative names) for Lotus tetragonolobus: Lotus purpureus,  Tetragonolobus purpureus, 

Common names for Lotus tetragonolobus: (cul: quickly sauteed whole, taste like asparagus),  (cul:or boil briefly,dried seeds used for"coffee"),  Asparagus Pea,  Bin Dow,  Winged Pea, 

Lotus tetragonolobus is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
1:   Stock list
34:   Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
78:   South Eastern European Native and Introduced Plants
83:   Vegetable Seed List
90:   Cereals, Legumes, and other Food and Oilseed Plants
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
389:  Fabaceae
711:  Leguminosae
952:   Wholesale Selection

Germination guide
Lotus tetragonolobus seeds will usually germinate in 14-30 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 15C.

Transplant into 8cm pots.

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