University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Vegetables

Pea, English (Pisum sativum)

English pea plants are vining with roundish green leaves that clasp to stems at nodes. Curling tendrils occur at tips of branches. Pod stems arise at leaf nodes producing 1 or 2 pods each. Pods are plump with 5-10 round green edible seeds per pod, or flat with tiny undeveloped seeds. The flower of the pea plant has 5 petals and looks similar to other flowers in the pea or legume family.