What Is the Real Name of a Sweet Pea Flower?

Lathyrus odoratus is the real name of the sweet pea flower. Sweet pea means "delicate pleasures" and it is part of the Fabaceae family.

Keywords: Lathyrus odoratus, Fabaceae, sweet pea

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