marsh pea


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marsh pea scrambling perennial of damp or marshy areas of Eurasia and North America with purplish flowers
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In literature:

Mrs. Marsh, that keeps our boarding house, has a garden where it grows wild in among the peas.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
Beach-pea and sweet marsh lavender tint the sand, and stunted fringed orchids gleam in the coarse grass farther inland.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Marsh-pea Blue, purple Moist places; New England.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various

In science:

Instead, it seems that other earlier Farmers went on to domesticate six key species still in use (emmer and einkorn wheat, barley, lentils, chick peas, and flax), plus some others tried and abandoned more or less permanently (chenopod. marsh elder) or temporarily (oats, rye, squash, sunflower; Weiss et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006