The language of Sweet pea – Wild at Heart

The language of Sweet pea

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THE LANGUAGE OF SWEET PEA


How these fragrant flowers came to receive their name...

Sweet pea is is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae, native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.


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Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) name derives the Greek word lathyros meaning pea and the Latin word odoratus, meaning fragrant.


Most sweet peas are annual plants so only live for a year, dying after setting seed. 


In History, it is said that a Sicilian monk loved sweet pea so much that he sent the seeds around the world for them to be grown.


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Sweet pea most commonly bloom in the Spring and are a beautiful addition to bouquets due to their notable aroma and delicate petals.


THE MEANING OF SWEET PEA

Good wishes

Farewells

Kindness

Friendships


They are the perfect flower for this spring!


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